Welcome to the Hunigman 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 Hunigman 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 Hunigman ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hunigman Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hunigman family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hunigman brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hunigman Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Hunigman ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Hunigman research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hunigman
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hunigman records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hunigman family history resource today.
Origins of the Hunigman Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hunigman last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hunigman 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.
Hunigman DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Hunigman 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Hunigman research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Hunigman Family History
There is more to exploring your Hunigman 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 Where is the book on my Hunigman family? is always useful.
Networking with Hunigman 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 Hunigman 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 Hunigman ancestors.
Hunigman Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hunigman Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hunigman, 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."
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Upcoming Hunigman 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 "Hunigman 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 Hunigman reunion.