Welcome to the Hayo 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 Hayo 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 Hayo ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hayo Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hayo family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hayo brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hayo Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hayo 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 Hayo research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hayo
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hayo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hayo family history resource today.
Origins of the Hayo Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hayo 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.
Hayo DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Hayo ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Hayo research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Hayo Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hayo 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 Hayo family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Hayo 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Hayo 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 Hayo ancestors.
Hayo Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hayo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hayo, 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 Hayo 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 "Hayo 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 Hayo reunion.