Welcome to the Li 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 Li 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 Li ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Li Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Li family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Li brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Li Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Li ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Li ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Li
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Li records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Li family history resource today.
Origins of the Li Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Li surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Li DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Li 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 Li research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Li Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Li 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 Li family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Li 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Li 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 Li ancestors.
Li Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Li was the 2084th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Li Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Li, 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
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Upcoming Li 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 "Li 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Li reunion.
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