Welcome to the Uhrick 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 Uhrick 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 Uhrick ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Uhrick Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Uhrick family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Uhrick brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Uhrick Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Uhrick ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Uhrick family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Uhrick
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Uhrick records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Uhrick family history resource today.
Origins of the Uhrick Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Uhrick surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Uhrick DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Uhrick 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 Uhrick research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Uhrick Family History
There is more to exploring your Uhrick 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 How do I find my Uhrick family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Uhrick 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Uhrick 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 Uhrick ancestors.
Uhrick Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Uhrick Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Uhrick, 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."
Upcoming Uhrick Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Uhrick 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Uhrick reunion.