Welcome to the Kaahanui 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 Kaahanui 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 Kaahanui ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Kaahanui Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Kaahanui family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Kaahanui brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kaahanui Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Kaahanui 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 Kaahanui research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kaahanui
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Kaahanui records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kaahanui family history resource today.
Origins of the Kaahanui Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Kaahanui 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.
Kaahanui DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Kaahanui 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 Kaahanui research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Kaahanui Family History
There is more to exploring your Kaahanui 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 Kaahanui documents? is always useful.
Networking with Kaahanui Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kaahanui surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Kaahanui 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 Kaahanui ancestors.
Kaahanui Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Kaahanui Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kaahanui, 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."
Upcoming Kaahanui Family Reunions
One key to a successful Kaahanui reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Kaahanui reunion.