Welcome to the Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hajdamowicz Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hajdamowicz family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hajdamowicz brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hajdamowicz Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Hajdamowicz, it is possible that one of your Polish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Hajdam." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Keep an open mind when searching through Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hajdamowicz
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hajdamowicz records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hajdamowicz family history resource today.
Origins of the Hajdamowicz Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hajdamowicz last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hajdamowicz 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.
Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Hajdamowicz Family History
There is more to exploring your Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz documents? is always useful.
Networking with Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz 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 Hajdamowicz ancestors.
Hajdamowicz Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hajdamowicz Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hajdamowicz, 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 Hajdamowicz 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 "Hajdamowicz 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hajdamowicz reunion.