Welcome to the Omot 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 Omot 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 Omot genealogy.
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I. The Omot Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Omot family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Omot brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
II. Omot Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Omot 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 Omot ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Omot records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Omot family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Omot Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Omot last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Omot 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. Omot DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Omot 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Omot research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Omot Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Omot 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 Omot family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Omot 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 Omot 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 Omot ancestors.
VII. Omot Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Omot Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Omot, 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 Omot Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Omot 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 Omot reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Omot genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 23/May/2013.
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