Welcome to the Justiniano Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Justiniano surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Justiniano genealogy.
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I. The Justiniano Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Justiniano family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Justiniano brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Justiniano Ancestors
II. Justiniano 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 Justiniano ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Justiniano research.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Justiniano records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Justiniano family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Justiniano 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 Justiniano surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Justiniano DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Justiniano 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 Justiniano research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Justiniano Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Justiniano ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Justiniano family history.
VI. Networking with Justiniano Researchers
When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Justiniano 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 Justiniano ancestors.
VII. Justiniano Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Justiniano was the 19117th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Justiniano Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Justiniano, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Justiniano Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Justiniano booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new 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 Justiniano reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Justiniano genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 12/Dec/2013.
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