Welcome to the Xanthes 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 Xanthes 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 Xanthes ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Xanthes Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Xanthes family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Xanthes brick wall? Read "Publishing Your Genealogy" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Xanthes Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Xanthes 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 Xanthes research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Xanthes
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 Xanthes records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Xanthes family history resource today.
Origins of the Xanthes Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Xanthes last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Xanthes 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.
Xanthes DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Xanthes 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 Xanthes research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Xanthes 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 Xanthes 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Xanthes family history.xhigginson.mv: Line 210: MvIMPORT: Runtime Error: Error opening 'store/catalogs/HIGGINS-X.dat' for read: No such file or directory
Networking with Xanthes Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Xanthes 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 Xanthes ancestors.
Xanthes Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Xanthes Research
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Upcoming Xanthes Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Xanthes 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Xanthes reunion.