Alta records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Alta family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Alta surname or get a copy of the Alta family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Alta Family History

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Alta Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Alta family tree.

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Explore the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Alta family using the FreeBMD database.

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Investigate the LDS Database for records of the Alta family.

Research the Alta surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Alta Military records.

Alta Family Tree Databases

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Miscellaneous Alta Databases

Look at the Ellis Island Database for information on the Alta family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Alta surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.


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