The Collohy Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Collohy Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Collohy Ancestors

Collohy Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Collohy ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Collohy births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Collohy

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Collohy Surname

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

Collohy DNA Projects

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

Collohy 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 Collohy 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Collohy family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Collohy Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Collohy 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Collohy 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 Collohy ancestors.

Collohy Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Collohy Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Collohy, 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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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Collohy Family Reunions

One key to a successful Collohy 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Collohy reunion.

See Also

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Surname Finder, The Collohy Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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