Welcome to the Long 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 Long 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 Long ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Long Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Long family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Long brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Long Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Long ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Long births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Long
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Long records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Long family history resource today.
Origins of the Long Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Long last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Long ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Long 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.
Long 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 Long 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 Long research?, then this FAQ may help.
Long Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Long 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 Long family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Long 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 Long 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 Long ancestors.
Long Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Long was the 86th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Long Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Long, 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."
Recently Discovered LONG Clippings and Mentions
Upcoming Long 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 "Long 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 Long reunion.