Welcome to the Ifante 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 Ifante 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 Ifante ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ifante Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ifante family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ifante brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ifante Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Ifante 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 the 1929 Registry help me find my Ifante ancestor's missing arrival records?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ifante
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ifante records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ifante family history resource today.
Origins of the Ifante Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ifante ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Ifante DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ifante 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 Ifante research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Ifante Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ifante ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ifante family history.
Networking with Ifante Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ifante 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 Ifante ancestors.
Ifante Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ifante Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ifante, 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 Ifante Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ifante 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ifante reunion.