The Fantauga Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Fantauga Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Fantauga family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Fantauga ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Fantauga Ancestors

Fantauga Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Fantauga records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Fantauga research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Fantauga

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

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Origins of the Fantauga Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Fantauga last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Fantauga ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Fantauga DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Fantauga relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Fantauga research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Fantauga Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Fantauga Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Fantauga 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 Fantauga ancestors.

Fantauga Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Fantauga Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Fantauga, 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."

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Upcoming Fantauga Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Fantauga family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Fantauga reunion.

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