Welcome to the Nianmei 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 Nianmei 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 Nianmei genealogy.
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I. The Nianmei Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Nianmei family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Nianmei brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Nianmei Ancestors
II. Nianmei Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Nianmei ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Nianmei ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Nianmei
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Nianmei records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Nianmei family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Nianmei Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Nianmei 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.
IV. Nianmei DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Nianmei 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 Nianmei research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Nianmei 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 Nianmei 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Nianmei family history.
VI. Networking with Nianmei 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Nianmei 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 Nianmei ancestors.
VII. Nianmei Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Nianmei Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Nianmei, 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 Nianmei 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 Nianmei 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Nianmei reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Nianmei genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 12/Dec/2013.
If you host the Nianmei 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.