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The Indiaman Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Indiaman 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 Indiaman 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 Indiaman genealogy.

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I. The Indiaman Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Indiaman family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Indiaman brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Indiaman Ancestors

II. Indiaman Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Indiaman ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Indiaman household?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Indiaman

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Indiaman records matching Indiaman records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Indiaman family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Indiaman Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Indiaman ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Indiaman DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Indiaman 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 Indiaman research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

V. Indiaman Family History

There is more to exploring your Indiaman 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 Indiaman documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Indiaman 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Indiaman 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 Indiaman ancestors.

VII. Indiaman Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Indiaman Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Indiaman, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Indiaman Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Indiaman 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Indiaman reunion.

 

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