Welcome to the Lontayo 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 Lontayo 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 Lontayo ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lontayo Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lontayo family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lontayo brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lontayo Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lontayo ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lontayo births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lontayo
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lontayo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lontayo family history resource today.
Origins of the Lontayo Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lontayo last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lontayo 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.
Lontayo DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Lontayo 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 Lontayo research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Lontayo Family History
There is more to exploring your Lontayo ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Lontayo documents? is always useful.
Networking with Lontayo 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 Lontayo 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 Lontayo ancestors.
Lontayo Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Lontayo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lontayo, 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 Lontayo 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 "Lontayo 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 Lontayo reunion.