Welcome to the Philimon 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 Philimon 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 Philimon ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Philimon Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Philimon family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Philimon brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Philimon Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Philimon 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 Philimon family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Philimon
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Philimon records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Philimon family history resource today.
Origins of the Philimon Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Philimon last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Philimon ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Philimon DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Philimon 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 Philimon research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Philimon 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 Philimon 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Philimon family history.
Networking with Philimon 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Philimon 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 Philimon ancestors.
Philimon Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Philimon Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Philimon, 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."
Upcoming Philimon Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Philimon 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Philimon reunion.