The Eardman Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Eardman 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 Eardman 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 Eardman ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Eardman Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Eardman 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 Eardman are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Eardman Ancestors

Eardman Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Eardman 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 city directories be used to help my Eardman research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eardman

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 count of matching Eardman records matching Eardman records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Eardman family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Eardman Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Eardman surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Eardman 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 Eardman 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 Eardman research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Eardman 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 Eardman 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Eardman family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Eardman 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eardman 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 Eardman ancestors.

Eardman Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Eardman Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eardman, 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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To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Eardman Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eardman 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eardman reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Eardman Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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