The Weaster Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Weaster Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Weaster family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Weaster brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Weaster Ancestors

Weaster Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Weaster

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Weaster Surname

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

Weaster DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Weaster relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Weaster research?, then this FAQ may help.

Weaster Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Weaster ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Weaster family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Weaster Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Weaster 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 Weaster ancestors.

Weaster Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Weaster Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Weaster, 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 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 Weaster Family Reunions

One key to a successful Weaster reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Weaster reunion.

See Also

Wiester   Weaste   Easter  

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