Welcome to the Sano 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 Sano 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 Sano ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Sano Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Sano family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Sano brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Sano Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Sano records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Sano research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Sano
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Sano records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Sano family history resource today.
Origins of the Sano Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Sano last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Sano 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.
Sano DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Sano 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 Sano research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Sano Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Sano 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 Sano family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Sano Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Sano surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Sano 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 Sano ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Sano Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Sano, 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 Sano Family Reunions
One key to a successful Sano reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Sano reunion.