Welcome to the Linniell 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 Linniell 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 Linniell ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Linniell Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Linniell family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Linniell brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Linniell Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Linniell ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Linniell ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Linniell
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Linniell records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Linniell family history resource today.
Origins of the Linniell Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Linniell last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Linniell 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.
Linniell DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Linniell 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 Linniell research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Linniell Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Linniell ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Linniell family history.
Networking with Linniell Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Linniell 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 Linniell ancestors.
Linniell Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Linniell Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Linniell, 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."
Upcoming Linniell Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Linniell family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Linniell reunion.