Welcome to the Robbie 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 Robbie 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 Robbie genealogy.
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I. The Robbie Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Robbie family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Robbie brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.
II. Robbie Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Robbie ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Robbie births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Robbie records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Robbie family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Robbie Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Robbie 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. Robbie 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 Robbie 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 Robbie research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Robbie 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 Robbie 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 Robbie family history.
VI. Networking with Robbie Researchers
When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Robbie 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 Robbie ancestors.
VII. Robbie Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Robbie was the 68583rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Robbie Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Robbie, 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."
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 Robbie Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Robbie booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Robbie reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Robbie genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 19/May/2013.
If you host the Robbie blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.