The Harnhan Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Harnhan Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Harnhan family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Harnhan brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Harnhan Ancestors

Harnhan Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Harnhan 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 Harnhan research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Harnhan

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Harnhan records matching Harnhan records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Harnhan family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Harnhan 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 Harnhan surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Harnhan DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Harnhan ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Harnhan research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Harnhan 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 Harnhan 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Harnhan family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Harnhan 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 Harnhan 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 Harnhan ancestors.

Harnhan Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Harnhan Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Harnhan, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Harnhan 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 "Harnhan 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 Harnhan reunion.

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

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