Welcome to the Obas 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 Obas 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 Obas ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Obas Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Obas family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Obas brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Obas Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Obas 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 Obas ancestors born in the twentieth century?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Obas
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Obas records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Obas family history resource today.
Origins of the Obas Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Obas 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.
Obas DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Obas relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Obas research?, then this FAQ may help.
Obas Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Obas 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 Obas family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Obas 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 Obas 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 Obas ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Obas Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Obas, 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 Obas Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Obas 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 Obas reunion.