The Dobey Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Dobey Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Dobey family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Dobey family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Dobey Ancestors

Dobey Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Dobey ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Dobey births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Dobey

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 Dobey records matching Dobey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Dobey family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Dobey Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Dobey ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Dobey 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 Dobey 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 Dobey research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Dobey Family History

There is more to exploring your Dobey 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Dobey family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Dobey 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Dobey 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 Dobey ancestors.

Dobey Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Dobey was the 44021st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Dobey Research

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

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Dobey 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 "Dobey 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Dobey reunion.

See Also

Tobey   Dobie   Doby   Dobea   Dobe   Obey  

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Surname Finder, The Dobey Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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