Welcome to the Rasiuk 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 Rasiuk 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 Rasiuk ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Rasiuk Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rasiuk family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rasiuk brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rasiuk Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Rasiuk records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Rasiuk research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rasiuk
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rasiuk records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rasiuk family history resource today.
Origins of the Rasiuk Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Rasiuk surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Rasiuk DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Rasiuk 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 Rasiuk research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Rasiuk Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Rasiuk ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rasiuk family history.
Networking with Rasiuk Researchers
When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Rasiuk 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 Rasiuk ancestors.
Rasiuk Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Rasiuk Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rasiuk, 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."
Upcoming Rasiuk Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Rasiuk booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rasiuk reunion.