Welcome to the Hauwasser 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 Hauwasser 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 Hauwasser ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hauwasser Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hauwasser family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hauwasser brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hauwasser Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hauwasser 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 Hauwasser research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hauwasser
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hauwasser records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hauwasser family history resource today.
Origins of the Hauwasser 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 Hauwasser surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Hauwasser DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hauwasser 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 Hauwasser research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Hauwasser Family History
There is more to exploring your Hauwasser 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Hauwasser documents? is always useful.
Networking with Hauwasser 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 Hauwasser 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 Hauwasser ancestors.
Hauwasser Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hauwasser Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hauwasser, 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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Upcoming Hauwasser 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 "Hauwasser 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hauwasser reunion.