The Espland Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Espland Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Espland surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Espland ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Espland Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Espland family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Espland are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Espland Ancestors

Espland Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Espland ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Espland grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Espland

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Espland records matching Espland records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Espland family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Espland Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Espland surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Espland DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Espland ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Espland research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Espland Family History

There is more to exploring your Espland ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Espland documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Espland Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Espland queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Espland ancestors.

Espland Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Espland Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Espland, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Espland Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Espland family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Espland reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Espland Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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