Welcome to the Hidelson 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 Hidelson 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 Hidelson genealogy.
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I. The Hidelson Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hidelson family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hidelson brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hidelson Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Hidelson, it is possible that one of your English ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Hidel." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
II. Hidelson Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Hidelson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Hidelson ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hidelson
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hidelson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hidelson family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Hidelson Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hidelson 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. Hidelson 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 Hidelson 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 Hidelson research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Hidelson Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Hidelson ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hidelson family history.
VI. Networking with Hidelson 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 Hidelson 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 Hidelson ancestors.
VII. Hidelson Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Hidelson Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hidelson, 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."
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 Hidelson 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 "Hidelson 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 Hidelson reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Hidelson genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 10/Mar/2014.
If you host the Hidelson blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.