Welcome to the Hunkey 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 Hunkey 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 Hunkey ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hunkey Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hunkey family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hunkey brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hunkey 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 Hunkey 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 Hunkey research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hunkey
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hunkey records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hunkey family history resource today.
Origins of the Hunkey Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hunkey last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hunkey 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.
Hunkey DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Hunkey 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 Hunkey research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Hunkey Family History
There is more to exploring your Hunkey 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 can I find a biography of my Hunkey ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Hunkey 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 Hunkey 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 Hunkey ancestors.
Hunkey Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hunkey Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hunkey, 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 Hunkey 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 "Hunkey 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 Hunkey reunion.