The Clenley Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Clenley Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Clenley Ancestors

Clenley Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Clenley ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Clenley citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Clenley

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Clenley Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Clenley ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Clenley DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Clenley 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 Clenley research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Clenley Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Clenley ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Clenley family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Clenley Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Clenley 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Clenley 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 Clenley ancestors.

Clenley Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Clenley Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Clenley, 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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To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Clenley Family Reunions

One key to a successful Clenley 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Clenley reunion.

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

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