The Philp Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Philp Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Philp Ancestors

Philp Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Philp

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Philp Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Philp last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Philp 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.

Philp DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Philp 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 Philp research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Philp Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Philp 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 "Placing Ancestors Into History Through Fraternal Organizations" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Philp family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Philp 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 Philp 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 Philp ancestors.

Philp Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Philp was the 29833rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Philp Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Philp, 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

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Upcoming Philp Family Reunions

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

See Also

Philb   Filp   Philpe   Philpi   Philpo   Philpu   Philpy   Phil   Von   Hilp  

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