Welcome to the Rucobo 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 Rucobo 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 Rucobo genealogy.
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I. The Rucobo Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rucobo family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rucobo brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rucobo Ancestors
II. Rucobo 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 Rucobo 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 Rucobo research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rucobo
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rucobo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rucobo family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Rucobo Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Rucobo ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Rucobo DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Rucobo 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 Rucobo research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Rucobo Family History
There is more to exploring your Rucobo ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I find out if my Rucobo ancestor was an indentured servant? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Rucobo 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Rucobo 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 Rucobo ancestors.
VII. Rucobo Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Rucobo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rucobo, 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 Rucobo 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 Rucobo 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Rucobo reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Rucobo genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/Apr/2014.
If you host the Rucobo 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.