The Wesigham Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Wesigham Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Wesigham Ancestors

Wesigham Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Wesigham

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Wesigham 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 Wesigham surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Wesigham DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Wesigham 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 Wesigham research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Wesigham Family History

There is more to exploring your Wesigham 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 is the book on my Wesigham family? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Wesigham 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 Wesigham 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 Wesigham ancestors.

Wesigham Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Wesigham Research

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

One key to a successful Wesigham 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 Wesigham reunion.

See Also

Wesighan   Wesigha  

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Surname Finder, The Wesigham Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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