Welcome to the On Lam 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 On Lam 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 On Lam genealogy.
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I. The On Lam Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the On Lam family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a On Lam brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
II. On Lam Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding On Lam ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every On Lam household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching On Lam records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online On Lam family history resource today.
III. Origins of the On Lam Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the On Lam last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your On Lam 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. On Lam DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your On Lam family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for On Lam research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. On Lam 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 On Lam 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 On Lam family history.
VI. Networking with On Lam Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful On Lam 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 On Lam ancestors.
VII. On Lam Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with On Lam Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of On Lam, 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 On Lam Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong On Lam 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful On Lam reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the On Lam genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 21/May/2013.
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