Welcome to the Cuddy 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 Cuddy 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 Cuddy ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Cuddy Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Cuddy family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Cuddy siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Cuddy Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Cuddy ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Cuddy research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Cuddy
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 Cuddy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Cuddy family history resource today.
Origins of the Cuddy Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Cuddy 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.
Cuddy 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 Cuddy 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 Cuddy research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Cuddy Family History
There is more to exploring your Cuddy 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 Cuddy family history.
Networking with Cuddy Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Cuddy 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 Cuddy 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 Cuddy ancestors.
Cuddy Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Cuddy was the 15216th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Cuddy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Cuddy, 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 Cuddy Family Reunions
One key to a successful Cuddy 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 Cuddy reunion.