Welcome to the Haversen 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 Haversen 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 Haversen genealogy.
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I. The Haversen Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Haversen family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Haversen brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Haversen Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Haversen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Haver." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
II. Haversen Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Haversen 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 Haversen research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Haversen
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Haversen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Haversen family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Haversen 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 Haversen surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Haversen DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Haversen family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Haversen research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Haversen Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Haversen 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Haversen family history.
VI. Networking with Haversen 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 Haversen 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 Haversen ancestors.
VII. Haversen Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Haversen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Haversen, 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 Haversen 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 "Haversen 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 Haversen reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Haversen genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 25/Apr/2014.
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