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The Hendratty Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Hendratty 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 Hendratty 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 Hendratty genealogy.

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I. The Hendratty Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hendratty Ancestors

II. Hendratty Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hendratty

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Hendratty Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Hendratty last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hendratty 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.

IV. Hendratty 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 Hendratty 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 Hendratty research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

V. Hendratty Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hendratty 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 Hendratty family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Hendratty 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 Hendratty 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 Hendratty ancestors.

VII. Hendratty Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Hendratty Research

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

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Hendratty 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 "Hendratty 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 Hendratty reunion.

 

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