Welcome to the Ebbert 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 Ebbert 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 Ebbert ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ebbert Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Ebbert family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Ebbert are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ebbert Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Ebbert 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 find information on Ebbert ancestors born in the twentieth century?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ebbert
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Ebbert records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ebbert family history resource today.
Origins of the Ebbert Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ebbert 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.
Ebbert DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Ebbert family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Ebbert research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ebbert Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ebbert 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ebbert family history.
Networking with Ebbert Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ebbert 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 Ebbert ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Ebbert Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ebbert, 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 Ebbert Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ebbert family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ebbert reunion.