The Reighley Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Reighley Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Reighley family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Reighley brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Reighley Ancestors

Reighley Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Reighley 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 I locate old newspapers for Reighley research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Reighley

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Reighley records matching Reighley records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Reighley family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Reighley Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Reighley last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Reighley 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.

Reighley 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 Reighley 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 Reighley research?, then this FAQ may help.

Reighley 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 Reighley 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Reighley family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Reighley Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Reighley 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 Reighley ancestors.

Reighley Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Reighley was the 79257th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Reighley Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Reighley, 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 Reighley 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 Reighley 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Reighley reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Reighley Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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