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