Welcome to the Ko Kim 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 Ko Kim 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 Ko Kim genealogy.
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I. The Ko Kim Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ko Kim family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ko Kim brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
II. Ko Kim Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ko Kim ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Ko Kim births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ko Kim records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ko Kim family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Ko Kim Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ko Kim last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ko Kim 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. Ko Kim DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ko Kim 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 Ko Kim research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Ko Kim 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 Ko Kim 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ko Kim family history.
VI. Networking with Ko Kim Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Ko Kim 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 Ko Kim 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 Ko Kim ancestors.
VII. Ko Kim Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ko Kim Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ko Kim, 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 Ko Kim Family Reunions
One key to a successful Ko Kim 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ko Kim reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Ko Kim genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 25/May/2013.
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