Welcome to the Eash 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 Eash 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 Eash ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Eash Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Eash 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 Eash are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eash Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Eash 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 Eash research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eash
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 matching Eash records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Eash family history resource today.
Origins of the Eash Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Eash surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Eash DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Eash ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Eash research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Eash Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Eash 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 Eash family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Eash 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eash 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 Eash ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Eash Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eash, 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."
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Upcoming Eash Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eash 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eash reunion.