Welcome to the Lorin 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 Lorin 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 Lorin ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lorin Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lorin family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lorin brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lorin Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lorin ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lorin births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lorin
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lorin records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lorin family history resource today.
Origins of the Lorin 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 Lorin surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lorin DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lorin 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 Lorin research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Lorin 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 Lorin 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lorin family history.
Networking with Lorin 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 Lorin 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 Lorin ancestors.
Lorin Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lorin was the 55840th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lorin Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lorin, 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."
To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Lorin 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 "Lorin 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lorin reunion.