The Shipes Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Shipes Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Shipes family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Shipes brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Shipes Ancestors

Shipes Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Shipes

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

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Origins of the Shipes Surname

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

Shipes DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Shipes 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 Shipes research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Shipes Family History

There is more to exploring your Shipes 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 Where can I find a biography of my Shipes ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Shipes Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Shipes surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Shipes 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 Shipes ancestors.

Shipes Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Shipes was the 32852nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Shipes Research

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

One key to a successful Shipes reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Shipes reunion.

See Also

Shipe   Shibe   Chipe   Hipes  

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Surname Finder, The Shipes Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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