Welcome to the Legnard 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 Legnard 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 Legnard ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Legnard Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Legnard family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Legnard brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Legnard Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Legnard 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 Legnard research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Legnard
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Legnard records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Legnard family history resource today.
Origins of the Legnard Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Legnard 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.
Legnard DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Legnard 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 Legnard research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Legnard Family History
There is more to exploring your Legnard ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Legnard documents? is always useful.
Networking with Legnard 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 Legnard 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 Legnard ancestors.
Legnard Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Legnard Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Legnard, 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 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 Legnard 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 "Legnard 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 Legnard reunion.