Welcome to the Ivie 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 Ivie 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 Ivie ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ivie Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ivie family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ivie brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ivie Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Ivie ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Finding Ancestors in County Court Minutes" can help accelerate your Ivie research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ivie
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ivie records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ivie family history resource today.
Origins of the Ivie Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ivie last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ivie 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.
Ivie 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 Ivie 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 Ivie research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ivie Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ivie 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 Ivie family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ivie 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 Ivie 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 Ivie ancestors.
Ivie Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Ivie was the 7089th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Ivie Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ivie, 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 Ivie Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ivie 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 Ivie reunion.