Welcome to the Unna 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 Unna 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 Unna ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Unna Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Unna family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Unna brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Unna Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Unna ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Unna household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Unna
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Unna records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Unna family history resource today.
Origins of the Unna Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Unna last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Unna 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.
Unna 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 Unna family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Unna research?, then this FAQ may help.
Unna Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Unna 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 Unna family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Unna 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Unna 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 Unna ancestors.
Unna Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Unna Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Unna, 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 Unna Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Unna 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 Unna reunion.