Welcome to the Widmar 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 Widmar 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 Widmar ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Widmar Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Widmar family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Widmar brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Widmar Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Widmar ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Widmar ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Widmar
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Widmar records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Widmar family history resource today.
Origins of the Widmar Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Widmar 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.
Widmar DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Widmar 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Widmar research?, then this FAQ may help.
Widmar Family History
There is more to exploring your Widmar 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 Widmar documents? is always useful.
Networking with Widmar 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 Widmar 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 Widmar ancestors.
Widmar Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Widmar was the 59139th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Widmar Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Widmar, 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."
Upcoming Widmar Family Reunions
One key to a successful Widmar 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 Widmar reunion.