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The Hendrea Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Hendrea 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 Hendrea 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 Hendrea genealogy.

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I. The Hendrea Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hendrea Ancestors

II. Hendrea Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hendrea

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Hendrea Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Hendrea last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hendrea 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. Hendrea 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 Hendrea 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 Hendrea research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

V. Hendrea Family History

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

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Hendrea 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 Hendrea 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 Hendrea ancestors.

VII. Hendrea Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Hendrea Research

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

 

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