The Zants Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Zants Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Zants family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Zants brick wall? Read "Documenting Genealogical Research" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Zants Ancestors

Zants Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Zants

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 count of matching Zants records matching Zants records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Zants family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Zants Surname

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

Zants DNA Projects

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

Zants Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Zants 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 "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Zants family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Zants Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Zants 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 Zants ancestors.

Zants Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Zants Research

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

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Zants booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Zants reunion.

See Also

Zands   Zantz   Zanz   Zantsi   Zant   Zand   Zehnt   Zont   Zante   Zanto  

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