Welcome to the Ishi 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 Ishi 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 Ishi ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ishi Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ishi family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ishi brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ishi Ancestors
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 Ishi 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 Ishi grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ishi
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ishi records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ishi family history resource today.
Origins of the Ishi Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ishi last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ishi 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.
Ishi DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ishi 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 Ishi research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Ishi Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ishi 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 Ishi family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ishi Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ishi 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 Ishi ancestors.
Ishi Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ishi Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ishi, 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."
RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
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Upcoming Ishi Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ishi family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ishi reunion.
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