Welcome to the Emhart 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 Emhart 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 Emhart ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Emhart Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Emhart 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 Emhart are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Emhart Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Emhart ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is a necrology and and how does it differ from an obituary for my Emhart ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Emhart
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 Emhart records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Emhart family history resource today.
Origins of the Emhart Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Emhart last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Emhart 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.
Emhart 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 Emhart 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 Emhart research?, then this FAQ may help.
Emhart Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Emhart 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 Emhart family history.
Networking with Emhart 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Emhart 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 Emhart ancestors.
Emhart Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Emhart Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Emhart, 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 Emhart Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Emhart 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Emhart reunion.