The Eak Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Eak Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Eak family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Eak are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eak Ancestors

Eak Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Eak 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 Eak research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eak

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 Eak records matching Eak records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Eak family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Eak Surname

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

Eak DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Eak 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 Eak research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Eak Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Eak Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eak 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 Eak ancestors.

Eak Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Eak Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eak, 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 Eak Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eak family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eak reunion.

See Also

Eac   Eack   Each   Eake   Eaki   Ea   Ak  

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