Welcome to the Omotani 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 Omotani 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 Omotani ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Omotani Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Omotani family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Omotani brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Omotani Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Omotani 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 Omotani ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Omotani
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Omotani records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Omotani family history resource today.
Origins of the Omotani Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Omotani last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Omotani 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.
Omotani DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Omotani 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 Omotani research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Omotani Family History
There is more to exploring your Omotani 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 Omotani documents? is always useful.
Networking with Omotani 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 Omotani 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 Omotani ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Omotani Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Omotani, 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."
Upcoming Omotani Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Omotani 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 Omotani reunion.