The Esplandiu Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Esplandiu Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Esplandiu Ancestors

Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Esplandiu

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 Esplandiu records matching Esplandiu records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Esplandiu family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Esplandiu DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Esplandiu Family History

There is more to exploring your Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu ancestors.

Esplandiu Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Esplandiu Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Esplandiu, 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 Esplandiu Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Esplandiu 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 Esplandiu reunion.

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

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