Welcome to the Lundy 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 Lundy 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 Lundy genealogy.
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I. The Lundy Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lundy family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lundy brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lundy Ancestors
II. Lundy Genealogy
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 Lundy 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 Lundy research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lundy
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lundy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lundy family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Lundy Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lundy last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lundy 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. Lundy 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 Lundy 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 Lundy research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
V. Lundy Family History
There is more to exploring your Lundy 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 Lundy family history.
VI. Networking with Lundy 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 Lundy 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 Lundy ancestors.
VII. Lundy Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lundy was the 1744th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Lundy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lundy, 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 Lundy 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 "Lundy 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lundy reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Lundy genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 10/Dec/2013.
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