The Phann Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Phann Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Phann surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Phann ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Phann Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Phann family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Phann brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Phann Ancestors

Phann Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Phann 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 Phann family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Phann

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Phann records matching Phann records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Phann family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Phann Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Phann 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.

Phann DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Phann 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 Phann research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Phann 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 Phann 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 Phann family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Phann 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 Phann 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 Phann ancestors.

Phann Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Phann was the 31350th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Phann Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Phann, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Phann Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Phann 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 Phann reunion.

See Also

Phan   Fann   Phanni   Phan   Hann  

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