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The Harvey Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Harvey 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 Harvey 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 Harvey genealogy.

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I. The Harvey Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Harvey Ancestors

II. Harvey Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Harvey

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Harvey 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 Harvey surname. Were you aware that Harvey is a common Quaker surname? The article "Tracing Quaker Ancestors" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Harvey DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Harvey 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 Harvey research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

V. Harvey Family History

There is more to exploring your Harvey ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Harvey ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Harvey 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 Harvey 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 Harvey ancestors.

VII. Harvey Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Harvey was the 225th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Harvey Research

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

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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 Harvey 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 "Harvey 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 Harvey reunion.

 

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