Welcome to the Unhjen 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 Unhjen 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 Unhjen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Unhjen Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Unhjen family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Unhjen brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Unhjen Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Unhjen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Unhjen household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Unhjen
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Unhjen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Unhjen family history resource today.
Origins of the Unhjen Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Unhjen last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Unhjen 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.
Unhjen DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Unhjen 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 Unhjen research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Unhjen Family History
There is more to exploring your Unhjen 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 Unhjen ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Unhjen Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Unhjen 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 Unhjen ancestors.
Unhjen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Unhjen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Unhjen, 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 Unhjen Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Unhjen 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Unhjen reunion.