Welcome to the Ill 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 Ill 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 Ill ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ill Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ill family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ill brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ill Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ill ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Ill citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ill
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ill records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ill family history resource today.
Origins of the Ill Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ill last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ill 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.
Ill DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ill relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ill research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ill Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ill 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 Ill family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ill 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 Ill 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 Ill ancestors.
Ill Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Ill was the 56571st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Ill Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ill, 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 Ill Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ill 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 Ill reunion.