Welcome to the Tso 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 Tso 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 Tso ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Tso Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tso family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tso brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tso Ancestors
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 Tso ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Tso grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tso
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tso records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tso family history resource today.
Origins of the Tso Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Tso last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Tso 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.
Tso DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Tso 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 Tso research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Tso Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Tso ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Tso family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Tso Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Tso 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 Tso ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Tso Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tso, 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 Tso Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Tso family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Tso reunion.