Welcome to the Roo 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 Roo 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 Roo ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Roo Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Roo family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Roo brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Roo Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Roo ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Roo births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Roo
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Roo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Roo family history resource today.
Origins of the Roo Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Roo last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Roo 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.
Roo DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Roo 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Roo research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Roo Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Roo 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 Roo family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Roo 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Roo 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 Roo ancestors.
Roo Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Roo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Roo, 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 Roo 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 Roo 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Roo reunion.
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