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The Hieatt Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Hieatt 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 Hieatt 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 Hieatt genealogy.

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I. The Hieatt Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hieatt Ancestors

II. Hieatt Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hieatt

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Hieatt Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hieatt 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. Hieatt 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 Hieatt family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Hieatt research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Hieatt Family History

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

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Hieatt 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 Hieatt 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 Hieatt ancestors.

VII. Hieatt Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Hieatt was the 33635th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Hieatt Research

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

 

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