Welcome to the Maticic Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Maticic surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Maticic genealogy.
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I. The Maticic Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Maticic family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Maticic brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
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II. Maticic Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Maticic 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 Maticic research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Maticic records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Maticic family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Maticic 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 Maticic surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Maticic DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Maticic 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 Maticic research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Maticic Family History
There is more to exploring your Maticic 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 do I find my Maticic family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Maticic 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 Maticic 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 Maticic ancestors.
VII. Maticic Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Maticic Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Maticic, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Maticic Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Maticic 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Maticic reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Maticic genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 20/Apr/2014.
If you host the Maticic blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.