Welcome to the Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa genealogy.
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I. The Tuohimaa Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tuohimaa family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tuohimaa brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tuohimaa Ancestors
II. Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Tuohimaa research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tuohimaa
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tuohimaa records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tuohimaa family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Tuohimaa Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Tuohimaa last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Tuohimaa 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. Tuohimaa DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa family history.
VI. Networking with Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa ancestors.
VII. Tuohimaa Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Tuohimaa Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tuohimaa, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Tuohimaa 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 "Tuohimaa 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 Tuohimaa reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Tuohimaa genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 18/Apr/2014.
If you host the Tuohimaa blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.