Welcome to the Illi 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 Illi 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 Illi ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Illi Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Illi family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Illi brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Illi Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Illi 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 Illi citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Illi
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Illi records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Illi family history resource today.
Origins of the Illi Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Illi last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Illi 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.
Illi DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Illi 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 Illi research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Illi Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Illi 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 Illi family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Illi 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 Illi 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 Illi ancestors.
Illi Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Illi Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Illi, 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 Illi Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Illi 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 Illi reunion.