Welcome to the Hidman surname checklist page.

The Hidman Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Hidman 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 Hidman 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 Hidman genealogy.

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I. The Hidman Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hidman Ancestors

II. Hidman Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Hidman ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Hidman ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hidman

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Hidman Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hidman ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Hidman DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Hidman 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 Hidman research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Hidman Family History

There is more to exploring your Hidman ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Hidman documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Hidman 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 Hidman 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 Hidman ancestors.

VII. Hidman Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Hidman Research

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

 

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Surname Finder, Hidman Surname Checklist [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 1998-2014.

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