The Weaver Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Weaver Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Weaver Ancestors

Weaver Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Weaver

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Weaver Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Weaver ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Weaver 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.

Weaver DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Weaver 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Weaver research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Weaver Family History

There is more to exploring your Weaver 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 Weaver ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Weaver 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 Weaver 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 Weaver ancestors.

Weaver Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Weaver was the 190th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Weaver Research

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

One key to a successful Weaver 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 Weaver reunion.

See Also

Weave   McWeaver   Eaver  

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