Welcome to the Oong Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Oong surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Oong genealogy.
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I. The Oong Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Oong family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Oong brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
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II. Oong Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Oong ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Oong births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Oong records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Oong family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Oong Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Oong last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Oong 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.
IV. Oong DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Oong family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Oong research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Oong Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Oong ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Oong family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Oong 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 Oong 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 Oong ancestors.
VII. Oong Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Oong Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Oong, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Oong Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Oong 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Oong reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Oong genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 06/Dec/2013.
If you host the Oong blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.