Welcome to the Abihai Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Abihai surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Abihai genealogy.
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I. The Abihai Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Abihai family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Abihai ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Abihai Ancestors
II. Abihai Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Abihai records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I find information on Abihai ancestors born in the twentieth century?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Abihai
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 Abihai records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Abihai family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Abihai Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Abihai last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Abihai 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.
IV. Abihai DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Abihai 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 Abihai research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Abihai Family History
There is more to exploring your Abihai ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Abihai documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Abihai 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 Abihai 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 Abihai ancestors.
VII. Abihai Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Abihai Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Abihai, 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 have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Abihai Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Abihai 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 Abihai reunion.
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