Welcome to the Hunphy 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 Hunphy 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 Hunphy ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hunphy Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hunphy family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hunphy brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hunphy Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Hunphy ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Hunphy research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hunphy
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hunphy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hunphy family history resource today.
Origins of the Hunphy Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hunphy last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hunphy 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.
Hunphy DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hunphy 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 Hunphy research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Hunphy Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Hunphy ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hunphy family history.
Networking with Hunphy 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 Hunphy 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 Hunphy ancestors.
Hunphy Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hunphy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hunphy, 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 Hunphy 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 "Hunphy 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hunphy reunion.