The Crosby Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Crosby Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Crosby family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Crosby siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Crosby Ancestors

Crosby Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Crosby ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Crosby my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Crosby

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Crosby records matching Crosby records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Crosby family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Crosby Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Crosby last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Crosby ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Crosby is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Crosby DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Crosby relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Crosby research?, then this FAQ may help.

Crosby Family History

There is more to exploring your Crosby 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 How can I find out if my Crosby ancestor was an indentured servant? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Crosby Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Crosby surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Crosby 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 Crosby ancestors.

Crosby Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Crosby was the 758th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Crosby Research

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

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Upcoming Crosby Family Reunions

One key to a successful Crosby reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Crosby reunion.

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