Welcome to the Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham genealogy.
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I. The Lip Ham Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lip Ham family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lip Ham brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
II. Lip Ham Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lip Ham ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Lip Ham ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lip Ham records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lip Ham family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Lip Ham DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Lip Ham Family History
There is more to exploring your Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham ancestors.
VII. Lip Ham Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Lip Ham Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lip Ham, 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 Lip Ham 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 "Lip Ham 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 Lip Ham reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Lip Ham genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 22/May/2013.
If you host the Lip Ham blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.