Welcome to the Lockord 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 Lockord 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 Lockord ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lockord Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lockord family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lockord brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lockord Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lockord ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lockord births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lockord
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lockord records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lockord family history resource today.
Origins of the Lockord Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Lockord 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.
Lockord DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lockord 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 Lockord research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Lockord 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 Lockord 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 Lockord family history.
Networking with Lockord 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 Lockord 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 Lockord ancestors.
Lockord Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Lockord Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lockord, 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 Lockord 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 "Lockord 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 Lockord reunion.