Welcome to the Whitmine 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 Whitmine 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 Whitmine genealogy.
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I. The Whitmine Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Whitmine family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Whitmine brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
II. Whitmine Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Whitmine 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 Whitmine family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Whitmine records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Whitmine family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Whitmine Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Whitmine last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Whitmine 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.
IV. Whitmine DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Whitmine relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Whitmine research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Whitmine 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 Whitmine 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Whitmine family history.
VI. Networking with Whitmine 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 Whitmine 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 Whitmine ancestors.
VII. Whitmine Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Whitmine Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Whitmine, 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 Whitmine Family Reunions
One key to a successful Whitmine 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 Whitmine reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Whitmine genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/May/2013.
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