The Oto Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Oto Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Oto Ancestors

Oto Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Oto ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "All Those Genealogy Charts" can help accelerate your Oto research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Oto

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Oto Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Oto last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Oto 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.

Oto DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Oto 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 Oto research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Oto Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Oto 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 Oto family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Oto 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 Oto 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 Oto ancestors.

Oto Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Oto was the 50129th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Oto Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Oto, 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

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Upcoming Oto Family Reunions

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

See Also

Odo   Ato   Ota   Ata   Ote   Oti   Ot   To  

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