Welcome to the Lyly 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 Lyly 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 Lyly ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lyly Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lyly family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lyly brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lyly Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Lyly 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 Lyly research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lyly
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lyly records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lyly family history resource today.
Origins of the Lyly Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Lyly last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Lyly 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.
Lyly 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 Lyly 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 Lyly research?, then this FAQ may help.
Lyly Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Lyly 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 Lyly family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Lyly Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lyly 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 Lyly ancestors.
Lyly Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Lyly Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lyly, 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 Lyly Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Lyly family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lyly reunion.
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