Welcome to the Michajlowicz 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 Michajlowicz 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 Michajlowicz ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Michajlowicz Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Michajlowicz family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Michajlowicz brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Michajlowicz Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Michajlowicz, it is possible that one of your Polish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Michajl." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Michajlowicz ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Michajlowicz ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Michajlowicz
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Michajlowicz records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Michajlowicz family history resource today.
Origins of the Michajlowicz Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Michajlowicz 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.
Michajlowicz DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Michajlowicz 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 Michajlowicz research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Michajlowicz Family History
There is more to exploring your Michajlowicz 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 Michajlowicz documents? is always useful.
Networking with Michajlowicz 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 Michajlowicz 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 Michajlowicz ancestors.
Michajlowicz Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Michajlowicz Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Michajlowicz, 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 Michajlowicz Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Michajlowicz 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 Michajlowicz reunion.