Welcome to the Whyta 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 Whyta 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 Whyta ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Whyta Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Whyta family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Whyta brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Whyta Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Whyta 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 Whyta family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Whyta
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Whyta records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Whyta family history resource today.
Origins of the Whyta Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Whyta 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.
Whyta DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Whyta 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 Whyta research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Whyta Family History
There is more to exploring your Whyta 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Whyta documents? is always useful.
Networking with Whyta 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 Whyta 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 Whyta ancestors.
Whyta Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Whyta Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Whyta, 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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Upcoming Whyta Family Reunions
One key to a successful Whyta 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 Whyta reunion.