Welcome to the Santareli 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 Santareli 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 Santareli ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Santareli Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Santareli family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Santareli brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Santareli Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Santareli 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 Santareli research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Santareli
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Santareli records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Santareli family history resource today.
Origins of the Santareli Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Santareli last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Santareli 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.
Santareli DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Santareli 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 Santareli research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Santareli Family History
There is more to exploring your Santareli 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Santareli documents? is always useful.
Networking with Santareli Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Santareli 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 Santareli 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 Santareli ancestors.
Santareli Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Santareli Research
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Upcoming Santareli Family Reunions
One key to a successful Santareli 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 Santareli reunion.