Welcome to the Laurant 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 Laurant 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 Laurant ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Laurant Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Laurant family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Laurant brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Laurant Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Laurant 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 Laurant research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Laurant
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Laurant records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Laurant family history resource today.
Origins of the Laurant Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Laurant surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Laurant DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Laurant 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 Laurant research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Laurant Family History
There is more to exploring your Laurant 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 Laurant documents? is always useful.
Networking with Laurant 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Laurant 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 Laurant ancestors.
Laurant Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Laurant Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Laurant, 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 Laurant 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 "Laurant 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Laurant reunion.