William S. Wilbanks James G. Wilbanks MD


The following are links to websites specific to Wil(l)banks research and genealogy. I am also including the best recommended free and easy genealogy websites for overall genealogy research. There are some pay websites, but I am not providing that information here. In many cases those can be found accessible from your local area library.


Wilbanks Web

This is an all encompassing Wilbanks-Willbanks web site, dedicated as a resource for those researching this family's history and genealogy. This web site is created and maintained by Barbara Caramba-Coker of Oakland, California, and has a wealth of Wil(l)banks information, including links to other Wilbanks sites and message boards. Barbara is also the host of the Wilbanks-L Mailing List. Definitely go to this site to learn how to sign up for the mailing list and begin posting messages.

Wilbanks Family Genealogy

L.D. Pierce, of Dallas, Texas, has created an extensive web site regarding the Pierce family history, with a wealth of information on the family of Gardner Wilbanks of South Carolina, Tennessee and Texas. While the focus is on the family and descendants of Allen Mansel Wilbanks, son of Gardner, who married Rhoda Pierce, any descendants of Gardner Wilbanks will definitely want to visit this web site. There is also a wealth of information on Gardner's ancestry, including his father Marshall Wilbanks, and his father William Woolbanks-Wilbanks, the Revolutionary War soldier of Union County, South Carolina who was married to Abarilla Gos(t)wick. Willbanks information can be found on the main page, as well as the Wilbanks Family Genealogy page. Adobe Acrobat is required to read most of the information on this web site.

The Wilbanks of Johnson County, Texas

David A. Wilbanks, of Arlington, Texas, has also created a wonderful web site dedicated to the family of Gardner Wilbanks, including information regarding his father Marshall, and grandfather William. There is a beautiful Wilbanks timeline, along with Wilbanks genealogy information, history of Johnson County, and much more. He has even recently collected and added information on other Wilbanks families that settled in and around Johnson County.


Goswick Genealogies

Keuttah "Kay" (Goswick) Kennemore is noted as the Gos(t)wick family historian, having written a book on this family in 1986. Her continuing research on this family has created one of the most thorough, complete and well researched genealogies that I have seen. Anyone descended from William Woolbanks-Wilbanks, the Revolutionary War soldier of Union County, South Carolina, and his wife Abarilla Gos(t)wick, absolutely must visit this web site. This line goes back to 1670 in Baltimore County, Maryland, and beyond.


Wilbanks Family Message Board

Willbanks Family Message Board

Wilbanks and Willbanks Family Message Boards on Rootsweb. Post queries and read messages from other researchers.

Wilbanks Family Genealogy Forum

Willbanks Family Genealogy Forum

Wilbanks and Willbanks Family Message Boards on GenForum by Genealogy.com. Post queries and read messages from other researchers.


Wilbanks Surname and Family Mailing Lists

Subscribe to this Wilbanks E-mailing list. Post and receive e-mailed queries regarding the Wilbanks family. Search or Browse the mailing list archives for past postings.



From the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah (LDS), this site includes various databases, research tips, resources, downloaded genealogies, etc., as well as online catalog of the Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, the largest genealogy library in the world.


This site consists of several databases, including the Social Security Death Index and downloaded genealogy databases. Also included are links to mailing lists and message boards, with information on how to connect or access archives of previous postings. And there are links to many genealogy websites that are hosted for free by Rootsweb.


Browse by U.S. state and county for information on history and resources, including submitted genealogies, record abstracts, research tips and local organizations, etc.


An international version of the USGenWeb. Browse for information, history, resources, record abstracts, research tips and more for nations and ethnic groups around the world.


Message Boards where you can post queries or read past discussions on various surnames, national and international regions, and specific genealogy topics and research techniques.

Cyndi’s List

A website that successfully organizes and categorizes all genealogy websites on the internet by subject and includes links to those sites.


The name pretty much tells it all. Find the grave for almost anyone anywhere. Search over 103 million known marked graves, with grave photos, detailed biographical information, family relations, and cemetery information.

United States National Archives

The home page for the National Archives and Records Administration of the United States Government. Click on the link to the pages for Genealogists/Family Historians. Provides a wealth of information for Genealogists on types of records, availability, databases, lessons, links, etc. Create an account and order copies of records directly from the NARA online.

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