Welcome to the Nicely 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 Nicely 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 Nicely ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Nicely Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Nicely family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Nicely brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Nicely Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Nicely ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Nicely ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Nicely
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Nicely records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Nicely family history resource today.
Origins of the Nicely Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Nicely 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.
Nicely 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 Nicely 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 Nicely research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Nicely Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Nicely ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Nicely family history.
Networking with Nicely 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 Nicely 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 Nicely ancestors.
Nicely Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Nicely was the 8264th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Nicely Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Nicely, 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 Nicely 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 Nicely 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 Nicely reunion.