Welcome to the Whalstrom 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 Whalstrom 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 Whalstrom ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Whalstrom Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Whalstrom family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Whalstrom brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Whalstrom Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Whalstrom ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Whalstrom family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Whalstrom
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Whalstrom records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Whalstrom family history resource today.
Origins of the Whalstrom Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Whalstrom 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.
Whalstrom DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Whalstrom 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 Whalstrom research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Whalstrom Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Whalstrom ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Whalstrom family history.
Networking with Whalstrom 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 Whalstrom 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 Whalstrom ancestors.
Whalstrom Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Whalstrom Research
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Upcoming Whalstrom Family Reunions
One key to a successful Whalstrom 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 Whalstrom reunion.