Welcome to the Boody 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 Boody 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 Boody ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Boody Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Boody 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 Boody ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Boody Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Boody ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Boody births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Boody
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 matching Boody records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Boody family history resource today.
Origins of the Boody Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Boody last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Boody 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.
Boody 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 Boody family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Boody research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Boody Family History
There is more to exploring your Boody 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Boody family history.
Networking with Boody 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 Boody 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 Boody ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Boody Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Boody, 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 Boody 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 Boody 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Boody reunion.