Welcome to the Tobey 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 Tobey 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 Tobey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Tobey Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tobey family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tobey brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tobey Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Tobey ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Tobey births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tobey
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tobey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tobey family history resource today.
Origins of the Tobey Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Tobey 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.
Tobey 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 Tobey 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 Tobey research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Tobey Family History
There is more to exploring your Tobey 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Tobey family history.
Networking with Tobey 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 Tobey 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 Tobey ancestors.
Tobey Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Tobey was the 6289th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Tobey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tobey, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Tobey 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 "Tobey 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 Tobey reunion.