Welcome to the Wesighan surname checklist page.

The Wesighan Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Wesighan 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 Wesighan 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 Wesighan genealogy.

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I. The Wesighan Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Wesighan Ancestors

II. Wesighan Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Wesighan

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

IV. Wesighan DNA Projects

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

V. Wesighan Family History

There is more to exploring your Wesighan 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 Wesighan family? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Wesighan 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 Wesighan 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 Wesighan ancestors.

VII. Wesighan Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Wesighan Research

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

One key to a successful Wesighan 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 Wesighan reunion.

 

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