Welcome to the Kili 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 Kili 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 Kili ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Kili Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Kili family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Kili brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kili Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Kili ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Kili ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kili
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Kili records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kili family history resource today.
Origins of the Kili Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Kili last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Kili 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.
Kili DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Kili 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 Kili research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Kili Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Kili ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Kili family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Kili Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kili 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 Kili 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 Kili ancestors.
Kili Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Kili Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kili, 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
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Upcoming Kili Family Reunions
One key to a successful Kili 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 Kili reunion.
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