Welcome to the Ghyczy 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 Ghyczy 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 Ghyczy ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ghyczy Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Ghyczy family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for Ghyczy family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ghyczy Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ghyczy ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Ghyczy family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ghyczy
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Ghyczy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ghyczy family history resource today.
Origins of the Ghyczy Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ghyczy ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Ghyczy 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 Ghyczy 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 Ghyczy research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Ghyczy Family History
There is more to exploring your Ghyczy 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 "Finding Probate Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ghyczy family history.
Networking with Ghyczy Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ghyczy 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 Ghyczy ancestors.
Ghyczy Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ghyczy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ghyczy, 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 Ghyczy 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 "Ghyczy 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ghyczy reunion.