The Shipps Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Shipps Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Shipps Ancestors

Shipps Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Shipps

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

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Origins of the Shipps Surname

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

Shipps DNA Projects

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

Shipps Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Shipps 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 Shipps family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Shipps Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Shipps 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 Shipps 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 Shipps ancestors.

Shipps Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Shipps was the 32851st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Shipps Research

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

One key to a successful Shipps 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 Shipps reunion.

See Also

Ships   Chipps   Shipp   Ship   Shibb   Chipp   Schipp   Shippa   Shippe   Shippi   Shippo   Shippy   Hipps  

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