Welcome to the Nolty 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 Nolty 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 Nolty ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Nolty Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Nolty family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Nolty brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Nolty Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Nolty ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Nolty births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Nolty
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Nolty records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Nolty family history resource today.
Origins of the Nolty Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Nolty last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Nolty 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.
Nolty DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Nolty 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 Nolty research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Nolty Family History
There is more to exploring your Nolty 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Nolty family history.
Networking with Nolty Researchers
As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Nolty 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 Nolty ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Nolty Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Nolty, 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 Nolty Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Nolty booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Nolty reunion.