Welcome to the Arnolda 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 Arnolda 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 Arnolda ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Arnolda Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Arnolda family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Arnolda ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Arnolda Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Arnolda ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Arnolda my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Arnolda
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 Arnolda records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Arnolda family history resource today.
Origins of the Arnolda Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Arnolda last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Arnolda 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.
Arnolda DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Arnolda ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Arnolda research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Arnolda 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 Arnolda 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Arnolda family history.
Networking with Arnolda Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Arnolda 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 Arnolda ancestors.
Arnolda Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Arnolda Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Arnolda, 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 Arnolda Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Arnolda family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable 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 Arnolda reunion.