Welcome to the Wesolowicz 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 Wesolowicz 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 Wesolowicz genealogy.
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I. The Wesolowicz Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Wesolowicz family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Wesolowicz brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
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 Wesolowicz, it is possible that one of your Polish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Wesol." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
II. Wesolowicz Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Wesolowicz 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 I locate old newspapers for Wesolowicz research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Wesolowicz records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Wesolowicz family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Wesolowicz 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 Wesolowicz surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Wesolowicz DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Wesolowicz 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 Wesolowicz research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Wesolowicz 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 Wesolowicz 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Wesolowicz family history.
VI. Networking with Wesolowicz 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Wesolowicz 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 Wesolowicz ancestors.
VII. Wesolowicz Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Wesolowicz Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Wesolowicz, 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 Wesolowicz Family Reunions
One key to a successful Wesolowicz 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Wesolowicz reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Wesolowicz genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 19/May/2013.
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