Welcome to the Lugo 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 Lugo 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 Lugo ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lugo Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lugo family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lugo brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lugo Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Lugo ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Lugo research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lugo
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lugo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lugo family history resource today.
Origins of the Lugo Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Lugo ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lugo DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lugo 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 Lugo research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Lugo Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lugo 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 Lugo family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Lugo 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lugo 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 Lugo ancestors.
Lugo Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lugo was the 1091st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lugo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lugo, 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 Lugo 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 "Lugo 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lugo reunion.