The Lafon Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Lafon Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lafon Ancestors

Lafon Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lafon

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Lafon Surname

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

Lafon DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lafon 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 Lafon research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Lafon 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 Lafon 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lafon family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Lafon Researchers

When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lafon 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 Lafon ancestors.

Lafon Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Lafon was the 18140th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Lafon Research

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

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Lafon 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 "Lafon 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lafon reunion.

See Also

Lafen   La Fon   Lafo  

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