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