Welcome to the Tall 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 Tall 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 Tall ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Tall Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tall family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tall brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tall Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Tall 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 Tall research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tall
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tall records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tall family history resource today.
Origins of the Tall Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Tall last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Tall 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.
Tall DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Tall 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 Tall research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Tall Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Tall ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Tall family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Tall 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Tall 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 Tall ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Tall Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tall, 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 Tall 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 "Tall 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Tall reunion.