Welcome to the Carley Family Website.  This site mainly consists of the Carley’s from the Portage County, Wisconsin area.  We are also descendants of the well-known Carley/Kerley’s line from Massachusetts.

I have found over 2300 descendants in my tree and connect with many families including Leyson, Wierenga, Langeland, Darrach, and many of the other Carley lines.

Please feel free to contact me to make corrections, add content or exchange contact info.

We now have 25 DNA samples in our Carley DNA project. Please follow the links on the right to read more about how you can help. I have now found 3 living relatives through DNA matches. It is truly an amazing tool to find out about your past. I encourage you to send a sample of your DNA to the project so that we can continue to connect the Carley’s!

This is a work in progress, so check back often. 

NOTE:  There are many copyrighted documents, stories and passages from various books.  If any author has an issue with anything on this site, please contact me and I will remove it.

Also there are many versions of the same family tree on this site from various authors.  I have posted all the information for you to evaluate independently.  Many errors can be found and a lots of documentation may be interpreted in several ways.  Please conduct your own research and if you do find conflicting information, please email me with the documentation. 

Any information that has been confirmed to be inaccurate or conflicting will be highlighted in RED


Jeff Carley

“Why waste your money looking up your family tree, just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.” — Mark Twain

One Response to Welcome

  1. joneslloyd says:

    Mr. Carley: Today I came across a letter written by Thomas Leyson at Camp Randall on January 27, 1863. I found the letter in a journal my father kept during World War II when he served on Saipan. My dad’s family is Welsh and they settled in Dodgeville Wisconsin. My great grandfather emmigrated from Anglesey Wales in the early 1800’s. The letter refers to an Ann Jones and a Kate Morgan, who I may be related to. My father kept many things relating to our ancestry. I would like to email you a pdf of the letter and send you the original. It should stay in the family. The Wis. Historical Soc. might even have interest in the letter. The letter seems written to “Ann”

    Hugh R. Jones

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