Welcome to the Hemm 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 Hemm 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 Hemm ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hemm Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hemm family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hemm brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hemm Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hemm 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 I locate old newspapers for Hemm research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hemm
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hemm records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hemm family history resource today.
Origins of the Hemm Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hemm last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hemm ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Hemm DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Hemm ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Hemm research?, then this FAQ may help.
Hemm Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hemm ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Hemm family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Hemm 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Hemm 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 Hemm ancestors.
Hemm Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Hemm was the 40501st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Hemm Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hemm, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Hemm 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 "Hemm 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hemm reunion.