Welcome to the Quintanilla 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 Quintanilla 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 Quintanilla ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Quintanilla Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Quintanilla family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Quintanilla brick wall? Read "Searching For Elusive Ancestors Through Profiling" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Quintanilla 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 Quintanilla 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 Quintanilla research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Quintanilla
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Quintanilla records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Quintanilla family history resource today.
Origins of the Quintanilla Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Quintanilla last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Quintanilla 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.
Quintanilla DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Quintanilla 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 Quintanilla research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Quintanilla Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Quintanilla 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Quintanilla family history.
Networking with Quintanilla Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Quintanilla 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 Quintanilla ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Quintanilla Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Quintanilla, 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 Quintanilla Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Quintanilla family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Quintanilla reunion.