The Neale Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Neale Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Neale family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Neale brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Neale Ancestors

Neale Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Neale 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. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Neale research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Neale

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Neale records matching Neale records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Neale family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Neale Surname

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

Neale DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Neale 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 Neale research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Neale Family History

There is more to exploring your Neale 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 Neale ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Neale Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Neale 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 Neale ancestors.

Neale Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Neale was the 7070th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Neale Research

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

Recently Discovered NEALE Clippings and Mentions

Upcoming Neale Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Neale booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Neale reunion.

See Also

Meale   Niele   Neala   Neali   Nealo   Nealy   Neal   MacNeale   McNeale   O'Neale   Eale  

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Surname Finder, The Neale Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2021.

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