Welcome to the Pharash 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 Pharash 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 Pharash genealogy.
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I. The Pharash Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pharash family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pharash brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
II. Pharash Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Pharash 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 Pharash family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pharash records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pharash family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Pharash Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Pharash 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. Pharash DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Pharash 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 Pharash research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Pharash Family History
There is more to exploring your Pharash 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 Pharash documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Pharash 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 Pharash 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 Pharash ancestors.
VII. Pharash Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Pharash Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pharash, 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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IX. Upcoming Pharash Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pharash 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 Pharash reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Pharash genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/May/2013.
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