The Hoorton Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Hoorton 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 Hoorton 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 Hoorton ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Hoorton Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hoorton Ancestors

Hoorton Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Hoorton ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Hoorton births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hoorton

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Hoorton Surname

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

Hoorton DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hoorton 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 Hoorton research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Hoorton Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Hoorton 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 Hoorton 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 Hoorton ancestors.

Hoorton Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Hoorton Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hoorton, 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 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 Hoorton 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 "Hoorton 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hoorton reunion.

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