Welcome to the Obanio 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 Obanio 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 Obanio ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Obanio Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Obanio family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Obanio brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Obanio Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Obanio 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 I find information on Obanio ancestors born in the twentieth century?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Obanio
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Obanio records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Obanio family history resource today.
Origins of the Obanio Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Obanio 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.
Obanio DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Obanio 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 Obanio research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Obanio Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Obanio ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Obanio family history.
Networking with Obanio Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Obanio 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 Obanio ancestors.
Obanio Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Obanio Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Obanio, 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 Obanio Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Obanio 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 Obanio reunion.