Welcome to the Nixon 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 Nixon 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 Nixon genealogy.
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I. The Nixon Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Nixon family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Nixon brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Nixon Ancestors
II. Nixon Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Nixon ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Nixon ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Nixon
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Nixon records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Nixon family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Nixon Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Nixon ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Nixon is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Nixon DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Nixon 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 Nixon research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Nixon 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 Nixon 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 Nixon family history.
VI. Networking with Nixon 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 Nixon 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 Nixon ancestors.
VII. Nixon Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Nixon was the 661st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Nixon Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Nixon, 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 Nixon 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 Nixon 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 Nixon reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Nixon genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/Apr/2014.
If you host the Nixon 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.