Welcome to the D'Rubio 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 D'Rubio 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 D'Rubio ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The D'Rubio Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single D'Rubio family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my D'Rubio family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering D'Rubio Ancestors
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 D'Rubio ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find D'Rubio my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for D'Rubio
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 matching D'Rubio records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online D'Rubio family history resource today.
Origins of the D'Rubio Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the D'Rubio surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
D'Rubio DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your D'Rubio family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your D'Rubio research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
D'Rubio Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your D'Rubio ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your D'Rubio family history.
Networking with D'Rubio Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful D'Rubio 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 D'Rubio ancestors.
D'Rubio Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with D'Rubio Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of D'Rubio, 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 D'Rubio Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "D'Rubio family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful D'Rubio reunion.