Welcome to the Misey 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 Misey 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 Misey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Misey Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Misey family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Misey brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Misey Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Misey ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Misey ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Misey
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Misey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Misey family history resource today.
Origins of the Misey 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 Misey surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Misey 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 Misey 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 Misey research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Misey Family History
There is more to exploring your Misey 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 Misey family history.
Networking with Misey Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Misey 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 Misey ancestors.
Misey Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Misey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Misey, 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 Misey Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Misey family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Misey reunion.