Welcome to the Pharaoh 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 Pharaoh 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 Pharaoh genealogy.
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I. The Pharaoh Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pharaoh family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pharaoh brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pharaoh Ancestors
II. Pharaoh Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Pharaoh 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 Pharaoh family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pharaoh
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pharaoh records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pharaoh family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Pharaoh Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Pharaoh 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. Pharaoh DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Pharaoh relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Pharaoh research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Pharaoh Family History
There is more to exploring your Pharaoh 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Pharaoh documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Pharaoh 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 Pharaoh 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 Pharaoh ancestors.
VII. Pharaoh Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Pharaoh Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pharaoh, 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 Pharaoh Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pharaoh 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 Pharaoh reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Pharaoh genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 06/Dec/2013.
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