Welcome to the Linnington 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 Linnington 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 Linnington ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Linnington Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Linnington family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Linnington brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Linnington Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Linnington ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Linnington ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Linnington
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Linnington records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Linnington family history resource today.
Origins of the Linnington Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Linnington last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Linnington 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.
Linnington DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Linnington 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 Linnington research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Linnington 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 Linnington 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Linnington family history.
Networking with Linnington 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 Linnington 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 Linnington ancestors.
Linnington Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Linnington Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Linnington, 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."
Upcoming Linnington 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 "Linnington 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 Linnington reunion.