Welcome to the Onahue 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 Onahue 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 Onahue ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Onahue Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Onahue family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Onahue brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Onahue Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Onahue ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Onahue household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Onahue
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Onahue records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Onahue family history resource today.
Origins of the Onahue Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Onahue 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.
Onahue DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Onahue ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Onahue research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Onahue Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Onahue ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Onahue family history.
Networking with Onahue 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 Onahue 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 Onahue ancestors.
Onahue Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Onahue Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Onahue, 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 Onahue Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Onahue 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 Onahue reunion.