The Phanvongkham Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Phanvongkham 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 Phanvongkham 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 Phanvongkham ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Phanvongkham Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Phanvongkham Ancestors

Phanvongkham Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Phanvongkham

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

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Origins of the Phanvongkham Surname

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

Phanvongkham DNA Projects

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

Phanvongkham Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Phanvongkham ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Why Research Doesn't Work" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Phanvongkham family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Phanvongkham 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 Phanvongkham 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 Phanvongkham ancestors.

Phanvongkham Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Phanvongkham Research

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

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Upcoming Phanvongkham Family Reunions

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

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