The Mayhams Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Mayhams 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 Mayhams 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 Mayhams ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Mayhams Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mayhams Ancestors

Mayhams Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Mayhams 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 Mayhams research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mayhams

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mayhams Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mayhams 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.

Mayhams DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mayhams 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 Mayhams research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Mayhams Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Mayhams Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mayhams 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 Mayhams ancestors.

Mayhams Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Mayhams Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mayhams, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Mayhams Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mayhams family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mayhams reunion.

See Also

Mayham   Mayhan  

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