Welcome to the Llewlyn 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 Llewlyn 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 Llewlyn ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Llewlyn Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Llewlyn family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Llewlyn brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Llewlyn Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Llewlyn 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 Llewlyn citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Llewlyn
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Llewlyn records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Llewlyn family history resource today.
Origins of the Llewlyn Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Llewlyn ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Llewlyn DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Llewlyn 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Llewlyn research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Llewlyn 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 Llewlyn 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Llewlyn family history.
Networking with Llewlyn 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Llewlyn 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 Llewlyn ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Llewlyn Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Llewlyn, 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 Llewlyn 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 "Llewlyn 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Llewlyn reunion.