Welcome to the Lichtig 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 Lichtig 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 Lichtig ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lichtig Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lichtig family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lichtig brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lichtig Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lichtig ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Lichtig ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lichtig
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lichtig records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lichtig family history resource today.
Origins of the Lichtig Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Lichtig 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.
Lichtig DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lichtig 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 Lichtig research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Lichtig Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lichtig ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lichtig family history.
Networking with Lichtig 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 Lichtig 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 Lichtig ancestors.
Lichtig Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lichtig was the 70776th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lichtig Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lichtig, 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 Lichtig 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 "Lichtig 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 Lichtig reunion.