Welcome to the Yang surname checklist page.

The Yang Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Yang Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Yang surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Yang genealogy.

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I. The Yang Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Yang family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Yang brick wall? Read "The Elusive Maiden Name" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Yang Ancestors

II. Yang Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Yang records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Yang research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Yang

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Yang records matching Yang records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Yang family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Yang Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Yang last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Yang ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Yang is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Yang 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 Yang 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 Yang research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Yang Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Yang 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 Yang family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Yang Researchers

One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Yang 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 Yang ancestors.

VII. Yang Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Yang was the 810th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Yang Research

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

To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Yang Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Yang family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Yang reunion.

 

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