Welcome to the Ligrano 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 Ligrano 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 Ligrano ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ligrano Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ligrano family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ligrano brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ligrano Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ligrano ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Ligrano ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ligrano
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ligrano records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ligrano family history resource today.
Origins of the Ligrano Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ligrano 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.
Ligrano DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ligrano 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 Ligrano research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Ligrano Family History
There is more to exploring your Ligrano 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 Ligrano documents? is always useful.
Networking with Ligrano 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 Ligrano 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 Ligrano ancestors.
Ligrano Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ligrano Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ligrano, 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 Ligrano 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 "Ligrano 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 Ligrano reunion.