Welcome to the Askey 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 Askey 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 Askey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Askey Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Askey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Askey ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Askey Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Askey ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find my Askey grandmother's passport?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Askey
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Askey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Askey family history resource today.
Origins of the Askey Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Askey last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Askey 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.
Askey 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 Askey 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 Askey research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Askey Family History
There is more to exploring your Askey 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Askey family history.
Networking with Askey Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Askey 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 Askey ancestors.
Askey Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Askey was the 22484th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Askey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Askey, 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 Askey Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Askey family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Askey reunion.
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