Welcome to the Wainielowicz 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 Wainielowicz 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 Wainielowicz ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Wainielowicz Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Wainielowicz family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Wainielowicz brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Wainielowicz Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Wainielowicz, it is possible that one of your Polish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Wainiel." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Keep an open mind when searching through Wainielowicz records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Wainielowicz research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Wainielowicz
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Wainielowicz records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Wainielowicz family history resource today.
Origins of the Wainielowicz Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Wainielowicz last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Wainielowicz 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.
Wainielowicz DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Wainielowicz 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 Wainielowicz research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Wainielowicz 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 Wainielowicz 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 Wainielowicz family history.
Networking with Wainielowicz Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Wainielowicz 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 Wainielowicz ancestors.
Wainielowicz Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Wainielowicz Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Wainielowicz, 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 Wainielowicz Family Reunions
One key to a successful Wainielowicz reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Wainielowicz reunion.