Welcome to the Lolley Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Lolley surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Lolley genealogy.
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I. The Lolley Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lolley family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lolley brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
II. Lolley Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Lolley ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Lolley births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lolley records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lolley family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Lolley Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lolley last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lolley 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.
IV. Lolley DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Lolley 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 Lolley research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Lolley Family History
There is more to exploring your Lolley 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 Lolley ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Lolley 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 Lolley 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 Lolley ancestors.
VII. Lolley Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lolley was the 17679th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Lolley Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lolley, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Lolley 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 "Lolley 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 Lolley reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Lolley genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 22/May/2013.
If you host the Lolley blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.