Welcome to the Ouhy 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 Ouhy 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 Ouhy genealogy.
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I. The Ouhy Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ouhy family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ouhy brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
II. Ouhy 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 Ouhy ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Ouhy research.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ouhy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ouhy family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Ouhy Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ouhy last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ouhy 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. Ouhy 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 Ouhy 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 Ouhy research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Ouhy Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ouhy 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 Ouhy family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Ouhy 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 Ouhy 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 Ouhy ancestors.
VII. Ouhy Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ouhy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ouhy, 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 Ouhy Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ouhy 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 Ouhy reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Ouhy genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 22/May/2013.
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