Welcome to the Phass surname checklist page.

The Phass Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Phass 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 Phass 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 Phass genealogy.

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I. The Phass Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Phass Ancestors

II. Phass Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Phass

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Phass Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Phass 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. Phass DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Phass 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Phass research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Phass Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Phass 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 "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Phass family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Phass 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 Phass 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 Phass ancestors.

VII. Phass Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Phass Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Phass, 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 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 Phass Family Reunions

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

 

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