Welcome to the Hiatt 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 Hiatt 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 Hiatt ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hiatt Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hiatt family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hiatt brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hiatt Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Hiatt ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Hiatt ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hiatt
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hiatt records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hiatt family history resource today.
Origins of the Hiatt Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hiatt ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Hiatt is a common Quaker surname? The article "Tracing Quaker Ancestors" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Hiatt DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hiatt 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 Hiatt research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Hiatt Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hiatt 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hiatt family history.
Networking with Hiatt 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Hiatt 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 Hiatt ancestors.
Hiatt Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Hiatt was the 2796th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Hiatt Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hiatt, 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 Hiatt 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 "Hiatt 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hiatt reunion.