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The Mabbitt Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Mabbitt Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Mabbitt surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Mabbitt genealogy.

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I. The Mabbitt Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mabbitt family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mabbitt brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mabbitt Ancestors

II. Mabbitt Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Mabbitt 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 Mabbitt research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mabbitt

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Mabbitt records matching Mabbitt records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mabbitt family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Mabbitt Surname

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

IV. Mabbitt 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 Mabbitt 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 Mabbitt research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. Mabbitt 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 Mabbitt 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 Mabbitt family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Mabbitt Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mabbitt 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 Mabbitt ancestors.

VII. Mabbitt Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mabbitt Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mabbitt, 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 have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Mabbitt Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mabbitt family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mabbitt reunion.

 

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