The Gaitan Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gaitan Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Gaitan family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for Gaitan family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Gaitan Ancestors

Gaitan Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Gaitan 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 Gaitan research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gaitan

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Gaitan Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Gaitan last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Gaitan 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.

Gaitan DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Gaitan 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 Gaitan research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Gaitan Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Gaitan Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Gaitan 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 Gaitan ancestors.

Gaitan Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Gaitan was the 5996th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Gaitan Research

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

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Gaitan family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Gaitan reunion.

See Also

Gaytan   Gaitano   Gaita  

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