Welcome to the Ickey 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 Ickey 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 Ickey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ickey Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ickey family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ickey brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ickey Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Ickey records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I find information on men and women named Ickey who served in the Revolutionary War?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ickey
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ickey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ickey family history resource today.
Origins of the Ickey Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ickey last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ickey 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.
Ickey 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 Ickey 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 Ickey research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ickey Family History
There is more to exploring your Ickey 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 Ickey family history.
Networking with Ickey Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ickey 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 Ickey ancestors.
Ickey Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ickey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ickey, 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 Ickey Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ickey family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ickey reunion.