The Ask Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Ask 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 Ask 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 Ask ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Ask Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Ask family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Ask ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ask Ancestors

Ask Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Ask ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Ask grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ask

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Ask records matching Ask records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ask family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ask Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Ask last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ask 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.

Ask DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ask relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ask research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Ask Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ask 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 Ask family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ask Researchers

One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ask 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 Ask ancestors.

Ask Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Ask was the 88344th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Ask Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ask, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Ask Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ask family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ask reunion.

See Also

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Surname Finder, The Ask Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2020.

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