Welcome to the Singh 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 Singh 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 Singh ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Singh Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Singh family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Singh brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Singh Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Singh ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Singh ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Singh
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Singh records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Singh family history resource today.
Origins of the Singh Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Singh last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Singh 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.
Singh DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Singh family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Singh research?, then this FAQ may help.
Singh 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 Singh 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Singh family history.
Networking with Singh Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Singh 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 Singh 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 Singh ancestors.
Singh Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Singh was the 1306th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Singh Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Singh, 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 Singh Family Reunions
One key to a successful Singh 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Singh reunion.