Surnames Articles
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Finding names is at the heart of genealogy. Use these resources to learn more about surnames.
5/1/2008
Surnames developed different ways in various regions and countries, but all tend to fall into one of four categories. Use these tips to decipher your family's monikers.
9/14/2011
Why certain surnames are more popular than others.
7/31/2014
Answers for the beginner, the befuddled and anyone hitting a brick wall.
10/1/2006
Stumped by two John Smiths? Can't tell if Great-aunt Delia's also Great-aunt Bridget? Don't get caught playing the name game without our guide to untangling multiple monikers.
7/31/2014
Mixed up by multiple monikers? Here's how to untangle the ancestral nicknames, name changes and spelling variations that can trip up your research.
2/3/2010
Are you lost at sea in your search for ancestral maiden names? We'll show you 10 places to lay anchor and find your female forebears.
7/26/2010
Follow along as our online genealogy expert uses smart web searching strategies to research an ancestor with a common name.
6/9/2014
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