The Onaka Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Onaka 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 Onaka 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 Onaka ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Onaka Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Onaka family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Onaka brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Onaka Ancestors

Onaka Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Onaka 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 Onaka household?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Onaka

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Onaka records matching Onaka records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Onaka family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Onaka Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Onaka 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.

Onaka DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Onaka 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 Onaka research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Onaka Family History

There is more to exploring your Onaka 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 Onaka documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Onaka 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 Onaka 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 Onaka ancestors.

Onaka Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Onaka Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Onaka, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Onaka Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Onaka 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 Onaka reunion.

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