Welcome to the Lentgan 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 Lentgan 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 Lentgan genealogy.
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I. The Lentgan Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lentgan family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lentgan brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
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II. Lentgan Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Lentgan 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 Lentgan research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lentgan records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lentgan family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Lentgan Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lentgan last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lentgan ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Lentgan DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Lentgan 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 Lentgan research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Lentgan Family History
There is more to exploring your Lentgan 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 Where is the book on my Lentgan family? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Lentgan 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 Lentgan 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 Lentgan ancestors.
VII. Lentgan Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Lentgan Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lentgan, 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 Lentgan 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 "Lentgan 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 Lentgan reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Lentgan genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 08/Dec/2013.
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