Welcome to the Wrighte 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 Wrighte 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 Wrighte ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Wrighte Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Wrighte family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Wrighte brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Wrighte Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Wrighte ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Wrighte my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Wrighte
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Wrighte records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Wrighte family history resource today.
Origins of the Wrighte Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Wrighte last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Wrighte 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.
Wrighte 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 Wrighte family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Wrighte research?, then this FAQ may help.
Wrighte 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 Wrighte 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Wrighte family history.
Networking with Wrighte 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 Wrighte 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 Wrighte ancestors.
Wrighte Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Wrighte Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Wrighte, 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 Wrighte Family Reunions
One key to a successful Wrighte 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 Wrighte reunion.