Welcome to the Esko 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 Esko 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 Esko ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Esko Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Esko 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 Esko are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Esko Ancestors
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 Esko 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 Esko grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Esko
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 Esko records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Esko family history resource today.
Origins of the Esko Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Esko last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Esko 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.
Esko DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Esko 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 Esko research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Esko Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Esko 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 Esko family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Esko 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 Esko 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 Esko ancestors.
Esko Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Esko Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Esko, 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 Esko Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Esko 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 Esko reunion.