Welcome to the Kocorek 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 Kocorek 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 Kocorek ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Kocorek Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Kocorek family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Kocorek brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kocorek Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Kocorek ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Kocorek births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kocorek
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Kocorek records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kocorek family history resource today.
Origins of the Kocorek Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Kocorek 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.
Kocorek DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Kocorek 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 Kocorek research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Kocorek Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Kocorek ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Kocorek family history.
Networking with Kocorek Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kocorek surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Kocorek 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 Kocorek ancestors.
Kocorek Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Kocorek Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kocorek, 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 Kocorek Family Reunions
One key to a successful Kocorek reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Kocorek reunion.