The Kelsey Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Kelsey 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 Kelsey 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 Kelsey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Kelsey Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Kelsey family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Kelsey brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kelsey Ancestors

Kelsey Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Kelsey 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 locate old newspapers for Kelsey research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kelsey

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Kelsey records matching Kelsey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kelsey family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Kelsey Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Kelsey last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Kelsey 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.

Kelsey DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Kelsey 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Kelsey research?, then this FAQ may help.

Kelsey Family History

There is more to exploring your Kelsey 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 Kelsey ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Kelsey Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kelsey surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Kelsey 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 Kelsey ancestors.

Kelsey Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Kelsey was the 2374th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Kelsey Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kelsey, 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 Kelsey Family Reunions

One key to a successful Kelsey reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Kelsey reunion.

See Also

Kelcey   Kelsay   Kelsy   Kelsea   Kelse   Elsey  

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