Welcome to the Kyles 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 Kyles 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 Kyles ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Kyles Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Kyles family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Kyles brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kyles Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Kyles 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. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Practical Advise for Researching Immigrants" can help accelerate your Kyles research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kyles
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Kyles records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kyles family history resource today.
Origins of the Kyles Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Kyles last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Kyles 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.
Kyles 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 Kyles 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 Kyles research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Kyles Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Kyles ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Kyles family history.
Networking with Kyles Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kyles 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 Kyles 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 Kyles ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Kyles Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kyles, 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 Kyles Family Reunions
One key to a successful Kyles 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 Kyles reunion.