The Keaton Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Keaton Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Keaton family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Keaton brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Keaton Ancestors

Keaton Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Keaton 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 I locate old newspapers for Keaton research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Keaton

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Keaton records matching Keaton records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Keaton family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Keaton Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Keaton 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.

Keaton DNA Projects

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

Keaton 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 Keaton 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Keaton family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Keaton Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Keaton surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Keaton 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 Keaton ancestors.

Keaton Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Keaton was the 2961st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Keaton Research

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

One key to a successful Keaton reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Keaton reunion.

See Also

Keato   Eaton  

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