Welcome to the Lonthair 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 Lonthair 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 Lonthair ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lonthair Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lonthair family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lonthair brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lonthair Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lonthair ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lonthair births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lonthair
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lonthair records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lonthair family history resource today.
Origins of the Lonthair Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lonthair last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lonthair 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.
Lonthair DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Lonthair 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 Lonthair research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Lonthair 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 Lonthair 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lonthair family history.
Networking with Lonthair 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 Lonthair 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 Lonthair ancestors.
Lonthair Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Lonthair Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lonthair, 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."
Upcoming Lonthair 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 "Lonthair 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 Lonthair reunion.