Welcome to the Hamfy 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 Hamfy 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 Hamfy ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hamfy Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hamfy family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hamfy brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hamfy Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hamfy 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 Hamfy research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hamfy
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hamfy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hamfy family history resource today.
Origins of the Hamfy Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hamfy last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hamfy 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.
Hamfy 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 Hamfy 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 Hamfy research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Hamfy Family History
There is more to exploring your Hamfy 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hamfy family history.
Networking with Hamfy 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 Hamfy 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 Hamfy ancestors.
Hamfy Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hamfy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hamfy, 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."
To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Hamfy 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 "Hamfy 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 Hamfy reunion.