Welcome to the Lothringer 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 Lothringer 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 Lothringer ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lothringer Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lothringer family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lothringer brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lothringer Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lothringer ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lothringer births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lothringer
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lothringer records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lothringer family history resource today.
Origins of the Lothringer Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Lothringer surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lothringer DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lothringer ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Lothringer research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Lothringer Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lothringer ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lothringer family history.
Networking with Lothringer 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lothringer 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 Lothringer ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Lothringer Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lothringer, 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 Lothringer 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 "Lothringer 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lothringer reunion.