Welcome to the Hartwick 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 Hartwick 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 Hartwick ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hartwick Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hartwick family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hartwick brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hartwick Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hartwick 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 Hartwick research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hartwick
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hartwick records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hartwick family history resource today.
Origins of the Hartwick 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 Hartwick surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Hartwick DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hartwick 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 Hartwick research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Hartwick Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hartwick 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 Hartwick family history.
Networking with Hartwick 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 Hartwick 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 Hartwick ancestors.
Hartwick Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Hartwick was the 14884th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Hartwick Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hartwick, 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."
Upcoming Hartwick 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 "Hartwick 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 Hartwick reunion.