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This web site is designed to help people research their LeValley ancestry.  More specifically, it includes useful preliminary information before one joins the LeValley e-mail list at RootsWeb.


    There are more LaValley families.  They tend to be French-Canadian and Catholic.  LeValley seems to be a distinctive Channel Islands spelling.  (Unfortunately, few Channel Island records have been microfilmed, so it is very difficult to go back and check.)  A LeValleyn family is recorded on the island of Guernsey as early as the 1200s.  Few LeValleys remain in the Channel Islands today.  They seem to have migrated, household by household, to various places in the United States and Canada.  Most, if not all, of those immigrants were Protestants.

    RootsWeb sponsors a separate list for LaValley research.  It includes such variant spellings as LaVallee.  You probably don't need to join it, because I will report to our list any misspellings of our name that end up over there.  For the LeVally spelling, stay here.


1.  Find out which LeValley family you belong to.

2.  Please take the time to see if you can help us identify any of these Mystery LeValleys:

    a.  Living LeValleys from the telephone book.

    b.  Unknown LeValleys in old census records.

    c.  Various other fragments of LeValley information.

3.  Having become informed and done your duty, please join us on the LeValley e-mail list (if you have not already done so).  There you can post your own inquiries and maybe get some help.  Just send a message with the subject line
and the body containing only the word
and nothing else to

4.  I encourage you to send us all an introductory letter, so we get to know you, and know what you are looking for.  Here is mine.  Please indicate which part(s) of which family you are researching, and whether you are doing pedigree or lineage work.

Pedigree--Tracing your 2 parents, 4 grandparents, 8 great-grandparents, and on back.
Lineage--Picking a common LeValley ancestor, and locating your distant cousins.

If you recognize any names in step 2, or if you have questions, please contact me:

                                                                                                   Paul LeValley
                                                                                                   909 Still Court
                                                                                                   Tallahassee, FL 32310
                                                                                                   (850) 222-1886

Shortcuts to other features of this web site:
Researchers on the list
Spelling variants
DNA tests
Family trees--early generations
False leads

Progress reports
Most wanted LeValleys
1790-1840 census indexes
1850 census
1860 census
1870 census

1880 census

1900 census
1910 census
1920 census
1930 census

1940 census
New York state censuses
Census records that have already been searched
Social Security Death Index
LeValley veterans
Books by LeValley authors
Old photographs available
LeValley place names
LeValley as a first or middle name
Surnames of people who married into all other LeValley lines except that of Peter
Surnames of people who married into the Peter LeValley line
Peter: Basic documents
Peter: Snow manuscript
Peter: Various manuscripts on descendants of John
Peter: Bible records on descendants of Michael
Peter: Migrations westward from Rhode Island
Peter: Loose ends someone may be able to connect to
LeVallee families of Alderney in the Channel Islands
Valcartier, Quebec LeVallee/LeValley family documents
Orphanage: Letters concerning the Coldwater Michigan group
Prosper: Various documents
Xenia: Edna LeValley report
Xenia: Paxson booklet
Black LeValley fragments