The Fabben Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Fabben Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Fabben family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Fabben ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Fabben Ancestors

Fabben Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Fabben records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Fabben research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Fabben

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Fabben Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Fabben 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.

Fabben 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 Fabben 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 Fabben research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Fabben Family History

There is more to exploring your Fabben 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 Where can I find a biography of my Fabben ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Fabben Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Fabben 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 Fabben ancestors.

Fabben Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Fabben Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Fabben, 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 Fabben Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Fabben family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Fabben reunion.

See Also

Faben   Abben  

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