Welcome to the Ngoun 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 Ngoun 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 Ngoun genealogy.
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I. The Ngoun Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ngoun family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ngoun brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
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II. Ngoun Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Ngoun 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 Ngoun ancestor's marriage record?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ngoun records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ngoun family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Ngoun Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ngoun last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ngoun 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. Ngoun DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ngoun relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ngoun research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Ngoun 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 Ngoun 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 Ngoun family history.
VI. Networking with Ngoun 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 Ngoun 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 Ngoun ancestors.
VII. Ngoun Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Ngoun was the 69673rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ngoun Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ngoun, 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 Ngoun 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 Ngoun 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 Ngoun reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Ngoun genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 18/Jun/2013.
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