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The Lentos Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Lentos 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 Lentos 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 Lentos genealogy.

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I. The Lentos Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lentos Ancestors

II. Lentos Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lentos

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Lentos Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Lentos last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lentos 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. Lentos DNA Projects

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

V. Lentos 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 Lentos 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 Lentos family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Lentos 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 Lentos 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 Lentos ancestors.

VII. Lentos Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Lentos Research

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

 

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