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Other KAYE/ KAY / KEY Resources

KAYE / KAY / KEY Specific Resources

If you have (or know of) a KAYE / KAY / KEY web site that should be added to this list, send an today!

KAYE (K000) at RootsWeb

KAY (K000) at RootsWeb

KEY (K000) at RootsWeb

Surname "clusters" with links to many other surname-targeted resource locations (such as the SSDI, RootsWeb surname lists, passenger list transcription projects and more)

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SurnameWeb -- KAYE

SurnameWeb -- KAY

SurnameWeb -- KEAY

SurnameWeb -- KAYS

SurnameWeb -- KEAYS

SurnameWeb -- KEY

SurnameWeb -- KEYS

SurnameWeb -- KEYES

SurnameWeb is a surname-oriented site, providing clues to the origins of names, web page links, home pages, resource centers, and a patented search system

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Surname Round-Up

Post your KAY family data here! Connie is looking for census records, marriage, birth, death and burial records, databases, even GEDCOMs, for KAY families around the world.

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The KAY Family Newsletter

The KAY Family Newsletter is published quarterly, by Ollen Kay of San Diego, CA. Subscription price is $3 per year to those who can prove a connection to the KAY name. The newslettter is on issue #51 presently -- it has been in existence for over 12 years.

Ollen will print queries and publish data of interest to KAY family members, and says, "Our readers are quite knowledgeable and do a lot of serious work in locating ancestry and passing it on to others." He adds that while he has not discovered the deviation from KAY to KAYE, it is generally considered to be the same but with a spelling variation.

[NOTE: If anyone has any contact information for Ollen Kay, I would appreciate an update. The last e-mail address I have for him no longer functions (Nov 2004).]

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The KAY Family Association -- UK

"Calling all KAYs -- irrespective of 'KAY' spelling"! The KAY Family Association UK was formed in the summer of 1998 by a small group of dedicated Kay family history researchers. It had been recognised for some time that there were many Kay researchers working on their own who would benefit by being able to communicate with other like minded workers. The aim of the Association is to encourage study of the history of the Kay family in the UK and to provide a focus for members seeking information. Visit the KFA-UK website for more information about the group and details about becoming a member.

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The KAY Family Association -- US

This organization formed in 1988 and has a roster of about 700 dues-paying members. About 95% are descendants of a Robert KAY, who settled in upstate South Carolina in 1794, but anyone with an interest in the KAY(E) name is welcome to join. Dues are $5 - $10 per year, which includes a quarterly newsletter.


If you have (or know of) a KAYE / KAY / KEY web site that should be added to this list, send an e-mail today!

The Encyclopædia Britannica Online:

John KAY, the inventor of the flying shuttle

Sir James (Phillips) KAY-Shuttleworth, 1st Baronet, physician and educationist

Ulysses KAY, American composer

John KAY and Steppenwolf

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The Making of America web site

is a digital library of primary sources in American social history, containing over 3 million pages of information from books and journal articles published between 1800 and 1925.

Pizen on Hossback, by John Brayshaw KAYE

Published in Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, March 1889, San Francisco (vol. 13, iss. 75, pp. 300-304)

Down a Mountain Flume, by John Brayshaw KAYE

Published in Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, January 1892, San Francisco (vol. 19, iss. 109, pp. 45-51)

Katy Did, by Jay KAYE

Published in Overland Monthly and Out West Magazine, May 1892, San Francisco (vol. 19, iss. 113, p. 480)

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In all, there are 500+ matches for "kaye" in this database, 2300+ for "kay," and well over 50,000 for "key" (not all have genealogical significance!). To see them for yourself, go to the Making of America main page, click on "Search" (at the bottom of the page) and enter the word(s) of your choice in the search box.

Other Genealogy Links

If you have (or know of) a web site that should be added to this list, send an today!


Hundreds of gigabytes (millions of pages) of FREE genealogy data, with more added every day.

WorldConnect at RootsWeb

A GEDCOM-sharing database with over 209 million names on file (as of October 2002)!!


The official LDS "FamilySearch" web site, with Ancestral File, International Genealogical Index, Family History Library Catalog and more online Historic Newspapers Online

Historic Newspapers Online for Genealogical & Historical Research 18th- through Early 20th-century Newspapers from the U. S., England, Scotland, Ireland & Australia!

This historic newspaper site, launched in 2000, now has over 1 MILLION pages online! Database is fully searchable, on every word printed. Click on the "What's Online" link to see what newspapers are available. Full-size reproduction prints are available for gifts or home decorating.

Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet

168,700+ links -- 160,000 categorized & cross-referenced, in over 150 categories. Another 8700+ uncategorized new links in the works


Volunteers working together to provide Internet websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free access for everyone.


has the objective of placing genealogical information for every country in the world, and every region within each country, online. If you are researching your emigrant ancestors, then this is a must-see website.

Ellis Island -- American Family Immigration History Center

Search immigration records, inscribe a family name on the Wall of Honor at Ellis Island, build a family scrapbook, and more!

Family Tree Maker Online

Both are commercial genealogy sites, but offer a great deal of free-access information, as well.

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