Welcome to the Lang 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 Lang 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 Lang ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lang Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lang family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lang brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lang Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Lang 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 Lang research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lang
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lang records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lang family history resource today.
Origins of the Lang Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lang last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lang ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Lang is a common German surname? The article "Tracing Your Roots to Germany" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lang DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Lang family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Lang research?, then this FAQ may help.
Lang Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lang ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Lang family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Lang 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lang 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 Lang ancestors.
Lang Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lang was the 542nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lang Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lang, 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."
Upcoming Lang 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 "Lang 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lang reunion.