Welcome to the Rossi 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 Rossi 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 Rossi ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Rossi Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Rossi family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Rossi brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Rossi Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Rossi ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Rossi births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Rossi
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Rossi records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Rossi family history resource today.
Origins of the Rossi 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 Rossi surname. Were you aware that Rossi is a common Italian surname? The article "Tips for Using Italian Civil Vital Records" 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.
Rossi DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Rossi 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 Rossi research?, then this FAQ may help.
Rossi 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 Rossi 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Rossi family history.
Networking with Rossi 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 Rossi 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 Rossi ancestors.
Rossi Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Rossi was the 1594th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Rossi Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Rossi, 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 Rossi 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 Rossi 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 Rossi reunion.