Welcome to the Ungstad 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 Ungstad 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 Ungstad ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ungstad Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ungstad family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ungstad brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ungstad Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ungstad ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Ungstad household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ungstad
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ungstad records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ungstad family history resource today.
Origins of the Ungstad Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ungstad ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Ungstad DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ungstad 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Ungstad research?, then this FAQ may help.
Ungstad Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ungstad 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 Ungstad family history.
Networking with Ungstad Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ungstad 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 Ungstad ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Ungstad Research
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Upcoming Ungstad Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ungstad family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ungstad reunion.