Welcome to the Welcom 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 Welcom 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 Welcom ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Welcom Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Welcom family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Welcom brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Welcom Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Welcom 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 Welcom research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Welcom
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Welcom records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Welcom family history resource today.
Origins of the Welcom Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Welcom last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Welcom ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Welcom 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 Welcom 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 Welcom research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Welcom Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Welcom ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Welcom family history.
Networking with Welcom 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Welcom 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 Welcom ancestors.
Welcom Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Welcom Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Welcom, 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 Welcom Family Reunions
One key to a successful Welcom 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Welcom reunion.