Welcome to the Usowich 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 Usowich 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 Usowich ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Usowich Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Usowich family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Usowich brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Usowich 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 Usowich 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 Usowich grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Usowich
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Usowich records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Usowich family history resource today.
Origins of the Usowich Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Usowich last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Usowich 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.
Usowich DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Usowich 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 Usowich research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Usowich Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Usowich ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Usowich family history.
Networking with Usowich 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 Usowich 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 Usowich ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Usowich Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Usowich, 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 Usowich Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Usowich 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 Usowich reunion.