Welcome to the Ngoke 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 Ngoke 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 Ngoke genealogy.
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I. The Ngoke Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ngoke family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ngoke brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
II. Ngoke Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Ngoke 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 the census help in locating my Ngoke ancestor's marriage record?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ngoke records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ngoke family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Ngoke Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ngoke last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ngoke 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. Ngoke DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ngoke 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 Ngoke research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Ngoke Family History
There is more to exploring your Ngoke 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 Where can I find a biography of my Ngoke ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Ngoke Researchers
As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ngoke 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 Ngoke ancestors.
VII. Ngoke Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ngoke Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ngoke, 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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IX. Upcoming Ngoke Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Ngoke booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ngoke reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Ngoke genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 20/May/2013.
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