Welcome to the Logan 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 Logan 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 Logan ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Logan Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Logan family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Logan brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Logan Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Logan ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Logan births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Logan
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Logan records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Logan family history resource today.
Origins of the Logan Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Logan ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Logan 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.
Logan DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Logan family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Logan research?, then this FAQ may help.
Logan 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 Logan 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Logan family history.
Networking with Logan 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 Logan 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 Logan ancestors.
Logan Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Logan was the 454th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Logan Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Logan, 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 Logan 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 "Logan 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 Logan reunion.