Welcome to the Lapis 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 Lapis 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 Lapis ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lapis Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lapis family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lapis brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lapis Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Lapis 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 city directories be used to help my Lapis research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lapis
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lapis records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lapis family history resource today.
Origins of the Lapis Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Lapis surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lapis DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lapis 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 Lapis research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Lapis Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lapis ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lapis family history.
Networking with Lapis Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lapis 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 Lapis ancestors.
Lapis Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Lapis Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lapis, 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."
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Upcoming Lapis Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Lapis family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lapis reunion.