Welcome to the Onish 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 Onish 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 Onish ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Onish Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Onish family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Onish brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Onish Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Onish 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 Onish household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Onish
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Onish records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Onish family history resource today.
Origins of the Onish Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Onish last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Onish 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.
Onish DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Onish 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Onish research?, then this FAQ may help.
Onish Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Onish ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Onish family history.
Networking with Onish 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 Onish 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 Onish ancestors.
Onish Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Onish Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Onish, 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 Onish Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Onish 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Onish reunion.