Welcome to the Louany 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 Louany 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 Louany genealogy.
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I. The Louany Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Louany family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Louany brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Louany Ancestors
II. Louany Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Louany ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Louany births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Louany
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Louany records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Louany family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Louany 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 Louany surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Louany 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 Louany 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 Louany research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Louany 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 Louany 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Louany family history.
VI. Networking with Louany 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 Louany 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 Louany ancestors.
VII. Louany Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Louany Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Louany, 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 Louany 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 "Louany 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 Louany reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Louany genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Dec/2013.
If you host the Louany 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.