Welcome to the Uruguay 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 Uruguay 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 Uruguay ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Uruguay Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Uruguay family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Uruguay brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Uruguay 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 Uruguay ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Uruguay my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Uruguay
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Uruguay records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Uruguay family history resource today.
Origins of the Uruguay 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 Uruguay surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Uruguay 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 Uruguay 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 Uruguay research?, then this FAQ may help.
Uruguay Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Uruguay ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Uruguay family history.
Networking with Uruguay 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 Uruguay 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 Uruguay ancestors.
Uruguay Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Uruguay Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Uruguay, 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 Uruguay Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Uruguay 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Uruguay reunion.