Welcome to the Thontlin 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 Thontlin 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 Thontlin ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Thontlin Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Thontlin family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Thontlin brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Thontlin Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Thontlin ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Thontlin family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Thontlin
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Thontlin records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Thontlin family history resource today.
Origins of the Thontlin Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Thontlin last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Thontlin 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.
Thontlin DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Thontlin 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 Thontlin research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Thontlin Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Thontlin 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 Thontlin family history.
Networking with Thontlin Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Thontlin 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 Thontlin ancestors.
Thontlin Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Thontlin Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Thontlin, 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 Thontlin Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Thontlin family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Thontlin reunion.