Welcome to the Zasso 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 Zasso 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 Zasso ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Zasso Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Zasso family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Zasso brick wall? Read "Documenting Genealogical Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Zasso Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Zasso 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 Zasso research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Zasso
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Zasso records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Zasso family history resource today.
Origins of the Zasso 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 Zasso surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Zasso DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Zasso 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Zasso research?, then this FAQ may help.
Zasso 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 Zasso 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Zasso family history.
Networking with Zasso Researchers
When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Zasso 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 Zasso ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Zasso Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Zasso, 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 Zasso Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Zasso booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Zasso reunion.