Welcome to the Weshner 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 Weshner 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 Weshner genealogy.
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I. The Weshner Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Weshner family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Weshner brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
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II. Weshner Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Weshner 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 Weshner research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Weshner records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Weshner family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Weshner Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Weshner surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Weshner DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Weshner ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Weshner research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Weshner 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 Weshner 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Weshner family history.
VI. Networking with Weshner 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Weshner 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 Weshner ancestors.
VII. Weshner Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Weshner Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Weshner, 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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IX. Upcoming Weshner Family Reunions
One key to a successful Weshner 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Weshner reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Weshner genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 10/Dec/2013.
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