Welcome to the Zinda surname checklist page.

The Zinda Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Zinda Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Zinda surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Zinda genealogy.

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I. The Zinda Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Zinda Ancestors

II. Zinda Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Zinda ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Zinda ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Zinda

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 Zinda records matching Zinda records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Zinda family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Zinda Surname

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

IV. Zinda DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Zinda family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Zinda research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

V. Zinda Family History

There is more to exploring your Zinda ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Zinda documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Zinda 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 Zinda 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 Zinda ancestors.

VII. Zinda Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Zinda was the 36430th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Zinda Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Zinda, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Zinda 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 Zinda 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 Zinda reunion.

 

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