Welcome to the Leopold 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 Leopold 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 Leopold ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Leopold Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Leopold family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Leopold brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Leopold Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Leopold 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 Leopold research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Leopold
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Leopold records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Leopold family history resource today.
Origins of the Leopold Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Leopold last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Leopold 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.
Leopold DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Leopold 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 Leopold research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Leopold 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 Leopold 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 Leopold family history.
Networking with Leopold 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 Leopold 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 Leopold ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Leopold Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Leopold, 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."
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Upcoming Leopold 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 "Leopold 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Leopold reunion.