Welcome to the Looey 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 Looey 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 Looey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Looey Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Looey family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Looey brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Looey Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Looey ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Looey births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Looey
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Looey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Looey family history resource today.
Origins of the Looey Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Looey last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Looey 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.
Looey 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 Looey 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 Looey research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Looey Family History
There is more to exploring your Looey 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Looey family history.
Networking with Looey 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 Looey 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 Looey ancestors.
Looey Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Looey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Looey, 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 Looey 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 "Looey 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Looey reunion.