Welcome to the Tong 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 Tong 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 Tong ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Tong Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tong family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tong brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tong Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Tong ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Tong births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tong
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tong records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tong family history resource today.
Origins of the Tong Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Tong last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Tong 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.
Tong 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 Tong 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 Tong research?, then this FAQ may help.
Tong Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Tong ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Tong family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Tong Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Tong 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 Tong ancestors.
Tong Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Tong was the 4213th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Tong Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tong, 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 Tong Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Tong family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Tong reunion.