The Robbins Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Robbins Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Robbins family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Robbins brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Robbins Ancestors

Robbins Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Robbins

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Robbins records matching Robbins records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Robbins family history resource today.

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Military Records

Origins of the Robbins Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Robbins ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Robbins is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

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

Robbins 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 Robbins 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 Robbins family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Robbins 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 Robbins 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 Robbins ancestors.

Robbins Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Robbins was the 366th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Robbins Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Robbins, 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 Robbins 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 Robbins 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 Robbins reunion.

See Also

Robins   Robbens   Robbinso   Robbin   Robin   Robben  

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

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