The Sykie Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Sykie Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Sykie Ancestors

Sykie Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Sykie 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. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Practical Advise for Researching Immigrants" can help accelerate your Sykie research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Sykie

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Sykie Surname

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

Sykie DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Sykie 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 Sykie research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Sykie Family History

There is more to exploring your Sykie 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Sykie ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Sykie Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Sykie 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Sykie 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 Sykie ancestors.

Sykie Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Sykie Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Sykie, 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

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Upcoming Sykie Family Reunions

One key to a successful Sykie 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Sykie reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Sykie Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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