The Carley Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Carley Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Carley family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Carley siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Carley Ancestors

Carley Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Carley 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 Carley research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Carley

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Carley 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 Carley surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Carley DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Carley 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 Carley research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Carley Family History

There is more to exploring your Carley 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 Carley ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Carley Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Carley surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Carley 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 Carley ancestors.

Carley Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Carley was the 7692nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Carley Research

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

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Upcoming Carley Family Reunions

One key to a successful Carley reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Carley reunion.

See Also

Sarley   Carlie   Carlee   Corley   Carly   Carleo   Carle   McCarley   Arley  

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Surname Finder, The Carley Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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