The Billey Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Billey Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Billey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I find the second married name of a female Billey ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Billey Ancestors

Billey Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Billey ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Billey ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Billey

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 Billey records matching Billey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Billey family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Billey Surname

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

Billey DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Billey ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Billey research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Billey Family History

There is more to exploring your Billey ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Billey ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Billey Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Billey 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 Billey ancestors.

Billey Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Billey was the 74925th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Billey Research

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

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Billey booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Billey reunion.

See Also

Biley   Pilley   Billei   Billie   Billy   Billea   Bille  

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