Welcome to the Ghey 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 Ghey 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 Ghey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ghey Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Ghey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for Ghey family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ghey Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ghey ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Ghey family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ghey
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 Ghey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ghey family history resource today.
Origins of the Ghey Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ghey 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.
Ghey 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 Ghey family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Ghey research?, then this FAQ may help.
Ghey Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ghey ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Ghey family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ghey Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ghey 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 Ghey ancestors.
Ghey Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ghey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ghey, 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 Ghey Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Ghey family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ghey reunion.