Welcome to the Vandol 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 Vandol 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 Vandol ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Vandol Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Vandol family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Vandol family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Vandol Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Vandol ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Vandol births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Vandol
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Vandol records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Vandol family history resource today.
Origins of the Vandol Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Vandol last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Vandol 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.
Vandol DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Vandol 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 Vandol research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Vandol Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Vandol 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 Vandol family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Vandol 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 Vandol 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 Vandol ancestors.
Vandol Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Vandol Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Vandol, 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 Vandol 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 "Vandol 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Vandol reunion.