Welcome to the Hardwick 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 Hardwick 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 Hardwick ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hardwick Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hardwick family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hardwick brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hardwick Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hardwick 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 Hardwick research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hardwick
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hardwick records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hardwick family history resource today.
Origins of the Hardwick 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 Hardwick surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Hardwick 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 Hardwick 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 Hardwick research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Hardwick Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hardwick 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 "Researching Masonic Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hardwick family history.
Networking with Hardwick 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Hardwick 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 Hardwick ancestors.
Hardwick Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Hardwick was the 3209th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Hardwick Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hardwick, 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 Hardwick 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 "Hardwick 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hardwick reunion.