Lay Family Genealogical Association, Inc.

Welcome to the LFGA!

The Lay Family Genealogical Association (LFGA) is dedicated to encouraging and preserving research on the history and genealogy of all Lay, Ley, Loy, Leigh, Leh, etc. families.

Some of our members are accomplished genealogists and family historians, while others are just beginning to learn how to research their family tree. All are welcome! We also welcome visitors just passing by, and encourage you to become new LFGA members.

Please note that our research and resources are for the benefit of our members and are not to be used for commercial purposes.

To our members we offer an informative quarterly newsletter, an exciting DNA project that is breaking new ground, and countless hours of genealogical research by our members - most of whom are willing to share with other trustworthy genealogists and family historians.

Please see our Membership page for more information on becoming an LFGA member, or to renew your membership.

Advice on How to Research Family History, Part 1

Excellent article in the New York Times by Elizabeth Shown Mills, a highly respected genealogist and author, answering readers’ questions about how to research family history using online sources, physical public records, and the stories and DNA of living family members.

See NY Times Article


I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What?
Blaine T. Bettinger, Ph.D. is the author of a popular blog called The Genetic Genealogist. Bettinger has engaged in traditional genealogical research for almost 20 years and is interested in the intersection of genealogy and DNA Testing. Download his free ebook called I Have the Results of My Genetic Genealogy Test, Now What? 






Register a free account on this website to access more information!

If you are an LFGA member, contact the webmaster and request an account. Then when you visit this website (and are logged in to your account), you will have access to information that non-LFGA members don't have. This includes our Lay of the Land newsletter archives and contact information for other members who are actively researching their Lay Lines.

LFGA Webmaster: Jim Cassio
email: jim7 (at)


LFGA on Facebook

LFGA has a Facebook "page" which is proving to be a great way to have discussions and share information with other LFGA members, as well as prospective members. It is a "closed group," which means another LFGA member who has access to our Facebook page must provide you with access. After six months, those who have been given access but are not yet members of LFGA are asked to join if they wish to continue having access to our Facebook page.
If you are on Facebook, please join us by searching for: "Lay Family Genealogical Association"
If you don't know who to ask for access to our Facebook page, send an email to our President, Patti Howard (see About  >> Officers).