The Santow Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Santow 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 Santow 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 Santow ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Santow Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Santow family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Santow brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Santow Ancestors

Santow Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Santow 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 Santow research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Santow

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Santow records matching Santow records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Santow family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Santow Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Santow last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Santow 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.

Santow DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Santow 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 Santow research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Santow Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Santow ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Santow family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Santow Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Santow 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 Santow 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 Santow ancestors.

Santow Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Santow Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Santow, 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 Santow Family Reunions

One key to a successful Santow 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 Santow reunion.

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