Welcome to the Ush 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 Ush 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 Ush ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ush Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ush family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ush brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ush 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 Ush ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Ush grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ush
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ush records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ush family history resource today.
Origins of the Ush Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ush last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ush 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.
Ush DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ush relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ush research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ush Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ush 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 Ush family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ush 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 Ush 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 Ush ancestors.
Ush Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ush Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ush, 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 Ush Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ush 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ush reunion.