Welcome to the Omura 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 Omura 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 Omura ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Omura Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Omura family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Omura brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Omura Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Omura 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 Omura ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Omura
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Omura records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Omura family history resource today.
Origins of the Omura Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Omura surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Omura DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Omura 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 Omura research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Omura Family History
There is more to exploring your Omura 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 Omura documents? is always useful.
Networking with Omura 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Omura 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 Omura ancestors.
Omura Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Omura was the 55136th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Omura Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Omura, 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 Omura Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Omura 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 Omura reunion.