Welcome to the Heye 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 Heye 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 Heye ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Heye Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Heye family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Heye brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Heye Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Heye 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 Heye research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Heye
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Heye records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Heye family history resource today.
Origins of the Heye Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Heye 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.
Heye 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 Heye 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 Heye research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Heye Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Heye 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 Heye family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Heye 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 Heye 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 Heye ancestors.
Heye Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Heye was the 35600th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Heye Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Heye, 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 Heye 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 "Heye 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 Heye reunion.