Welcome to the Scourkeas 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 Scourkeas 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 Scourkeas genealogy.
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I. The Scourkeas Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Scourkeas family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Scourkeas brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
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II. Scourkeas Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Scourkeas 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 I find information on men and women named Scourkeas who served in the Revolutionary War?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Scourkeas records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Scourkeas family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Scourkeas Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Scourkeas last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Scourkeas 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. Scourkeas DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Scourkeas 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 Scourkeas research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Scourkeas Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Scourkeas 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Scourkeas family history.
VI. Networking with Scourkeas Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Scourkeas surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Scourkeas 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 Scourkeas ancestors.
VII. Scourkeas Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Scourkeas Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Scourkeas, 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."
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IX. Upcoming Scourkeas Family Reunions
One key to a successful Scourkeas reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Scourkeas reunion.
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