Welcome to the Xuma 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 Xuma 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 Xuma ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Xuma Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Xuma family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Xuma brick wall? Read "Publishing Your Genealogy" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Xuma 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 Xuma ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Xuma research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Xuma
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 Xuma records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Xuma family history resource today.
Origins of the Xuma Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Xuma last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Xuma 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.
Xuma 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 Xuma family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Xuma research?, then this FAQ may help.
Xuma Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Xuma 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 Xuma family history on the Internet? is always useful.xhigginson.mv: Line 210: MvIMPORT: Runtime Error: Error opening 'store/catalogs/HIGGINS-X.dat' for read: No such file or directory
Networking with Xuma Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Xuma 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 Xuma ancestors.
Xuma Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Xuma Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Xuma, 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."
To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Xuma Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Xuma family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Xuma reunion.