Welcome to the Lohley 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 Lohley 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 Lohley ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lohley Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lohley family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lohley brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lohley Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lohley ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lohley births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lohley
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lohley records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lohley family history resource today.
Origins of the Lohley Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lohley last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lohley 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.
Lohley DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lohley 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 Lohley research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Lohley Family History
There is more to exploring your Lohley 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 Lohley ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Lohley 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 Lohley 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 Lohley ancestors.
Lohley Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Lohley Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lohley, 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 Lohley 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 "Lohley 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lohley reunion.