Welcome to the Lipan surname checklist page.

The Lipan Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Lipan 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 Lipan 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 Lipan genealogy.

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I. The Lipan Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lipan family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lipan brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lipan Ancestors

II. Lipan Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lipan ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Lipan ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lipan

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Lipan 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 Lipan surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Lipan DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Lipan family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Lipan research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Lipan 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 Lipan 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Lipan family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Lipan 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 Lipan 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 Lipan ancestors.

VII. Lipan Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Lipan was the 81968th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Lipan Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lipan, 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 Lipan 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 "Lipan 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 Lipan reunion.

 

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Surname Finder, Lipan Surname Checklist [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 1998-2014.

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