The Little Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Little 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 Little 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 Little ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Little Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Little Ancestors

Little Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Little ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Little ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Little

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Little Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Little surname. Were you aware that Little is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Little DNA Projects

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

Little 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 Little 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Little family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Little 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Little 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 Little ancestors.

Little Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Little was the 226th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Little Research

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

See Also

Litle   Liddle   Lidle   Lyttle   Littel   Littla   Littl   Ittle  

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Surname Finder, The Little Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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