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The Van Hooke Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Van Hooke 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 Van Hooke 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 Van Hooke genealogy.

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I. The Van Hooke Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Van Hooke family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Van Hooke brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Van Hooke Ancestors

II. Van Hooke Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Van Hooke ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Van Hooke births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Van Hooke

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Van Hooke Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Van Hooke last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Van Hooke 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.

IV. Van Hooke DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Van Hooke 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 Van Hooke research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Van Hooke Family History

There is more to exploring your Van Hooke 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 Van Hooke ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Van Hooke Researchers

When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Van Hooke 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 Van Hooke ancestors.

VII. Van Hooke Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Van Hooke Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Van Hooke, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Van Hooke Family Reunions

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Van Hooke family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Van Hooke reunion.


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