Welcome to the Phang 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 Phang 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 Phang genealogy.
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I. The Phang Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Phang family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Phang brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Phang Ancestors
II. Phang Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Phang ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Phang family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Phang
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Phang records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Phang family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Phang Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Phang 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. Phang DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Phang 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 Phang research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Phang Family History
There is more to exploring your Phang 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 is the book on my Phang family? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Phang Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Phang 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 Phang ancestors.
VII. Phang Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Phang was the 39594th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Phang Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Phang, 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 Phang Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Phang 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Phang reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Phang genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 19/Jun/2013.
If you host the Phang 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.