The Skellings Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Skellings Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Skellings family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Skellings brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Skellings Ancestors

Skellings Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Skellings ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What are the best records before birth and death registration was required to locate Skellings ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Skellings

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Skellings Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Skellings 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.

Skellings DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Skellings ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Skellings research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Skellings 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 Skellings 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 Skellings family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Skellings Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Skellings surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Skellings 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 Skellings ancestors.

Skellings Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Skellings Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Skellings, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
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 Skellings Family Reunions

One key to a successful Skellings reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Skellings reunion.

See Also

Skelling   Skelleng   Skellinge   Kellings  

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

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