The O'Haver Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the O'Haver 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 O'Haver 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 O'Haver ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The O'Haver Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the O'Haver family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a O'Haver brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering O'Haver Ancestors

Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor preceeded by a prefix. In the case of O'Haver, it is possible that one of your Gaelic/Irish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Haver." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.

O'Haver Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding O'Haver ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my O'Haver family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for O'Haver

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching O'Haver records matching O'Haver records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online O'Haver family history resource today.

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Military Records

Origins of the O'Haver Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your O'Haver 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.

O'Haver DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your O'Haver relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your O'Haver research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

O'Haver Family History

There is more to exploring your O'Haver 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 O'Haver ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with O'Haver Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful O'Haver 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 O'Haver ancestors.

O'Haver Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with O'Haver Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of O'Haver, 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 O'Haver Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong O'Haver family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful O'Haver reunion.

See Also

O'Have   Van   Haver  

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