Welcome to the Lofte 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 Lofte 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 Lofte ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lofte Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lofte family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lofte brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lofte Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lofte ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lofte births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lofte
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lofte records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lofte family history resource today.
Origins of the Lofte Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Lofte ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lofte DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Lofte 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 Lofte research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Lofte Family History
There is more to exploring your Lofte 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 Where can I find a biography of my Lofte ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Lofte 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lofte 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 Lofte ancestors.
Lofte Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lofte was the 81910th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lofte Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lofte, 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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Upcoming Lofte 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 "Lofte 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lofte reunion.
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