Welcome to the Hampar 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 Hampar 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 Hampar ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hampar Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hampar family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hampar brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hampar Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hampar 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 Hampar research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hampar
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hampar records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hampar family history resource today.
Origins of the Hampar Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hampar last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hampar 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.
Hampar DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hampar relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Hampar research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Hampar Family History
There is more to exploring your Hampar ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Hampar documents? is always useful.
Networking with Hampar Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Hampar 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 Hampar ancestors.
Hampar Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hampar Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hampar, 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."
Upcoming Hampar Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Hampar family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hampar reunion.