Welcome to the Loma Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Loma surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Loma genealogy.
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I. The Loma Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Loma family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Loma brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
II. Loma Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Loma ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Loma births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Loma records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Loma family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Loma Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Loma last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Loma 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.
IV. Loma 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 Loma 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 Loma research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Loma Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Loma ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Loma family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Loma 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 Loma 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 Loma ancestors.
VII. Loma Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Loma was the 81897th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Loma Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Loma, 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 have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Loma 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 "Loma 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Loma reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Loma genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 23/May/2013.
If you host the Loma blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.