Welcome to the Tebbetts 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 Tebbetts 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 Tebbetts genealogy.
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I. The Tebbetts Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tebbetts family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tebbetts brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
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II. Tebbetts Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Tebbetts 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 locate old newspapers for Tebbetts research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tebbetts records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tebbetts family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Tebbetts Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Tebbetts 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. Tebbetts 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 Tebbetts 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 Tebbetts research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Tebbetts Family History
There is more to exploring your Tebbetts 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 Tebbetts ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Tebbetts Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Tebbetts 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 Tebbetts ancestors.
VII. Tebbetts Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Tebbetts was the 67242nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Tebbetts Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tebbetts, 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 Tebbetts Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Tebbetts family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Tebbetts reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Tebbetts genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 13/Dec/2013.
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