Welcome to the Ibbe 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 Ibbe 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 Ibbe ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ibbe Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ibbe family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ibbe brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ibbe Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Ibbe 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 I find information on Ibbe ancestors born in the twentieth century?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ibbe
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ibbe records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ibbe family history resource today.
Origins of the Ibbe Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ibbe 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.
Ibbe 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 Ibbe 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 Ibbe research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ibbe Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ibbe ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Ibbe family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ibbe Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ibbe 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 Ibbe ancestors.
Ibbe Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ibbe Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ibbe, 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 Ibbe Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ibbe 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 Ibbe reunion.