Welcome to the Lui 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 Lui 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 Lui ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lui Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lui family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lui brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lui Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Lui ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Lui research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lui
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lui records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lui family history resource today.
Origins of the Lui Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lui last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lui 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.
Lui DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Lui 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 Lui research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Lui Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lui ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Lui family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Lui 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 Lui 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 Lui ancestors.
Lui Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lui was the 8552nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lui Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lui, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Lui 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 "Lui 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 Lui reunion.