Welcome to the Jadd 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 Jadd 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 Jadd genealogy.
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I. The Jadd Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jadd family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jadd brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
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II. Jadd Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Jadd records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Jadd research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Jadd records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Jadd family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Jadd Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Jadd 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. Jadd 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 Jadd family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Jadd research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
V. Jadd Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Jadd ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Jadd family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Jadd Researchers
When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Jadd 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 Jadd ancestors.
VII. Jadd Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Jadd Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Jadd, 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."
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 Jadd Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Jadd booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Jadd reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Jadd genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 10/Dec/2013.
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