Welcome to the Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz genealogy.
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I. The Jaddatz Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jaddatz family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jaddatz brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
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II. Jaddatz Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Jaddatz family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Jaddatz Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Jaddatz 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. Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
V. Jaddatz Family History
There is more to exploring your Jaddatz 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Jaddatz documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz ancestors.
VII. Jaddatz Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Jaddatz Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Jaddatz, 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 Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz 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 Jaddatz reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Jaddatz genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Mar/2014.
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