Welcome to the Szabo 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 Szabo 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 Szabo ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Szabo Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Szabo family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Szabo brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Szabo Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Szabo 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. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Reading What is Etched in Stone" can help accelerate your Szabo research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Szabo
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Szabo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Szabo family history resource today.
Origins of the Szabo Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Szabo 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.
Szabo DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Szabo family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Szabo research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Szabo 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 Szabo 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Szabo family history.
Networking with Szabo Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Szabo 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Szabo 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 Szabo ancestors.
Szabo Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Szabo was the 5724th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Szabo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Szabo, 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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Upcoming Szabo Family Reunions
One key to a successful Szabo 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Szabo reunion.