The Egawa Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Egawa Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Egawa 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 Egawa are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Egawa Ancestors

Egawa Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Egawa 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 the census help in locating my Egawa ancestor's marriage record?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Egawa

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Egawa Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Egawa ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Egawa DNA Projects

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

Egawa Family History

There is more to exploring your Egawa ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Egawa documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Egawa 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Egawa 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 Egawa ancestors.

Egawa Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Egawa Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Egawa 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Egawa reunion.

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