Welcome to the Harouny Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Harouny surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Harouny genealogy.
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I. The Harouny Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Harouny family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Harouny brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
II. Harouny Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Harouny 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 Harouny research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Harouny records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Harouny family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Harouny 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 Harouny surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Harouny DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Harouny 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 Harouny research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Harouny Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Harouny 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 "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Harouny family history.
VI. Networking with Harouny 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 Harouny 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 Harouny ancestors.
VII. Harouny Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Harouny Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Harouny, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Harouny 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 "Harouny 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 Harouny reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Harouny genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 20/May/2013.
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