Welcome to the Omodayo 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 Omodayo 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 Omodayo genealogy.
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I. The Omodayo Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Omodayo family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Omodayo brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
II. Omodayo Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Omodayo ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is a necrology and and how does it differ from an obituary for my Omodayo ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Omodayo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Omodayo family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Omodayo Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Omodayo last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Omodayo ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Omodayo DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Omodayo family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Omodayo research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
V. Omodayo Family History
There is more to exploring your Omodayo 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 Omodayo documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Omodayo 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Omodayo 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 Omodayo ancestors.
VII. Omodayo Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Omodayo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Omodayo, 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 Omodayo Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Omodayo 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 Omodayo reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Omodayo 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/May/2013.
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