The Swonek Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Swonek 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 Swonek 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 Swonek ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Swonek Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Swonek family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Swonek brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Swonek Ancestors

Swonek 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 Swonek ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Prepared Researching" can help accelerate your Swonek research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Swonek

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Swonek records matching Swonek records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Swonek family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Swonek Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Swonek last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Swonek 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.

Swonek DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Swonek 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 Swonek research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Swonek Family History

There is more to exploring your Swonek 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 Where can I find a biography of my Swonek ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Swonek Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Swonek 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 Swonek 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 Swonek ancestors.

Swonek Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Swonek Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Swonek, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Swonek Family Reunions

One key to a successful Swonek 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 Swonek reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Swonek Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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