Welcome to the Siquijor 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 Siquijor 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 Siquijor ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Siquijor Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Siquijor family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Siquijor brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Siquijor Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Siquijor ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Siquijor ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Siquijor
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Siquijor records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Siquijor family history resource today.
Origins of the Siquijor 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 Siquijor surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Siquijor DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Siquijor 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 Siquijor research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Siquijor Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Siquijor ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Siquijor family history.
Networking with Siquijor Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Siquijor 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Siquijor 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 Siquijor ancestors.
Siquijor Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Siquijor Research
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Upcoming Siquijor Family Reunions
One key to a successful Siquijor 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Siquijor reunion.