Welcome to the Hunt 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 Hunt 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 Hunt ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hunt Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hunt family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hunt brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hunt 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 Hunt 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 Hunt research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hunt
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hunt records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hunt family history resource today.
Origins of the Hunt Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Hunt last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Hunt ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Hunt is a common Quaker surname? The article "Tracing Quaker Ancestors" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Hunt DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hunt 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 Hunt research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Hunt Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hunt ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Hunt family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Hunt 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 Hunt 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 Hunt ancestors.
Hunt Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Hunt was the 148th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Hunt Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hunt, 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
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Upcoming Hunt 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 "Hunt 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 Hunt reunion.
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