Welcome to the Hartshornn 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 Hartshornn 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 Hartshornn ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hartshornn Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hartshornn family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hartshornn brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hartshornn Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hartshornn 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 Hartshornn research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hartshornn
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hartshornn records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hartshornn family history resource today.
Origins of the Hartshornn 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 Hartshornn surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Hartshornn DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hartshornn 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 Hartshornn research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Hartshornn Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hartshornn 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 "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hartshornn family history.
Networking with Hartshornn 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 Hartshornn queries.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Hartshornn Research
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Upcoming Hartshornn 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 "Hartshornn 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 Hartshornn reunion.