Welcome to the Hedges surname checklist page.

The Hedges Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Hedges Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Hedges surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Hedges genealogy.

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I. The Hedges Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hedges family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hedges brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hedges Ancestors

II. Hedges Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Hedges 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 I locate old newspapers for Hedges research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hedges

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Hedges records matching Hedges records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hedges family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Hedges Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hedges 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.

IV. Hedges 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 Hedges family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Hedges research?, then this FAQ may help.

V. Hedges Family History

There is more to exploring your Hedges 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Hedges ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Hedges 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 Hedges 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 Hedges ancestors.

VII. Hedges Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Hedges was the 3542nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Hedges Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hedges, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Hedges 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 "Hedges 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 Hedges reunion.

 

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Surname Finder, Hedges Surname Checklist [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 1998-2014.

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