Welcome to the Webbe 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 Webbe 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 Webbe genealogy.
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I. The Webbe Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Webbe family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Webbe brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Webbe Ancestors
II. Webbe Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Webbe 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 Webbe research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Webbe
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Webbe records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Webbe family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Webbe Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Webbe 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. Webbe 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 Webbe 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 Webbe research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Webbe Family History
There is more to exploring your Webbe 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 Webbe ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Webbe 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 Webbe 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 Webbe ancestors.
VII. Webbe Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Webbe Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Webbe, 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 Webbe Family Reunions
One key to a successful Webbe 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 Webbe reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Webbe genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 09/Dec/2013.
If you host the Webbe blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.