Welcome to the Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian genealogy.
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I. The Haroutunian Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Haroutunian family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Haroutunian brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
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II. Haroutunian Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Haroutunian records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Haroutunian family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Haroutunian DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Haroutunian Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian family history.
VI. Networking with Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian ancestors.
VII. Haroutunian Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Haroutunian was the 63504th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Haroutunian Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Haroutunian, 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 Haroutunian 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 "Haroutunian 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 Haroutunian reunion.
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