Welcome to the Ucang 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 Ucang 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 Ucang genealogy.
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I. The Ucang Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ucang family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ucang brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ucang Ancestors
II. Ucang Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Ucang 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. If you want to know How can I find information on men and women named Ucang who served in the Revolutionary War?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ucang
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ucang records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ucang family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Ucang Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ucang 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.
IV. Ucang DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ucang 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 Ucang research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Ucang Family History
There is more to exploring your Ucang 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 is the book on my Ucang family? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Ucang Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ucang 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 Ucang ancestors.
VII. Ucang Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ucang Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ucang, 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 Ucang Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ucang family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ucang reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Ucang 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.
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