Welcome to the Lury 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 Lury 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 Lury ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lury Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lury family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lury brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lury 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 Lury 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 Lury research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lury
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lury records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lury family history resource today.
Origins of the Lury Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Lury surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lury 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 Lury family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Lury research?, then this FAQ may help.
Lury Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lury 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 Lury family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Lury 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lury 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 Lury ancestors.
Lury Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lury was the 81764th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lury Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lury, 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."
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Upcoming Lury 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 "Lury 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 Lury reunion.