Welcome to the Case 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 Case 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 Case ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Case Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Case family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Case siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Case Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Case 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 Case research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Case
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 Case records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Case family history resource today.
Origins of the Case 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 Case surname. Were you aware that Case is a common French surname? The article "Finding French - cherchez la famille" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Case DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Case family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Case research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Case Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Case ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Case family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Case Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Case surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Case 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 Case ancestors.
Case Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Case was the 813th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Case Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Case, 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 Case Family Reunions
One key to a successful Case 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 Case reunion.