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How do you find the genealogy of your last name?

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Find the genealogy of your last name by using the search tools on Ancestry.com, SurnameFinder.com and the U.S. National Archives website, Archives.gov. The websites provides information such as surname history and available death records for a given surname. Ancestry.com requires visitors to subscribe to its service to view information.

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Find the genealogy of your last name on Ancestry.com by clicking Surname Meanings at the bottom of the home page, entering your last name in the search bar on the next page and then clicking Search. The next page displays links to view information such as family origin and census records. The page also features a U.S. map that displays the distribution of people with your last name.

Find the genealogy of your last name on SurnameFinder.com by typing your last name in the search bar on the home page and then clicking Surname Search. Links to view family trees and the surname origin are displayed on the next page.

Find the genealogy of your last name on the U.S. National Archives' website by typing "Resources for Genealogists" in the search bar on the home page, clicking Go and then clicking Resources for Genealogists on the next page. Resources on the next page include genealogy search tools and census records.

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