The Nays Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Nays 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 Nays 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 Nays ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Nays Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Nays family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Nays brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Nays Ancestors

Nays Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Nays records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Nays research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Nays

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Nays records matching Nays records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Nays family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Nays Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Nays ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Nays DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Nays 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Nays research?, then this FAQ may help.

Nays Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Nays 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 Nays family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Nays Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Nays 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 Nays ancestors.

Nays Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Nays Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Nays, 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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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Nays Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Nays booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Nays reunion.

See Also

Mays   Nayc   Nais   Neys   Noys   Nayso   Nay   May   Nai   Ney   Noy   Naey   Naa   Nao   Nau   Nay   Ays  

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