The Collyer Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Collyer Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Collyer Ancestors

Collyer Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Collyer

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Collyer Surname

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

Collyer DNA Projects

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

Collyer Family History

There is more to exploring your Collyer 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 Collyer family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Collyer Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Collyer 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 Collyer 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 Collyer ancestors.

Collyer Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Collyer was the 23930th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Collyer Research

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

One key to a successful Collyer 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 Collyer reunion.

See Also

Colyer   Collier   Collye  

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

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