Welcome to the Ustica Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Ustica surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Ustica genealogy.
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I. The Ustica Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ustica family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ustica brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ustica Ancestors
II. Ustica Genealogy
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 Ustica 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 Ustica grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ustica
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ustica records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ustica family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Ustica 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 Ustica surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Ustica DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ustica 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 Ustica research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Ustica Family History
There is more to exploring your Ustica 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 Ustica family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Ustica 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 Ustica 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 Ustica ancestors.
VII. Ustica Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ustica Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ustica, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Ustica Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ustica 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 Ustica reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Ustica genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Mar/2014.
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