Welcome to the Hiefield 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 Hiefield 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 Hiefield ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hiefield Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hiefield family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hiefield brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hiefield Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Hiefield ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Hiefield ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hiefield
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hiefield records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hiefield family history resource today.
Origins of the Hiefield Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hiefield 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.
Hiefield 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 Hiefield 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 Hiefield research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Hiefield 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 Hiefield 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hiefield family history.
Networking with Hiefield 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 Hiefield 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 Hiefield ancestors.
Hiefield Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hiefield Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hiefield, 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 Hiefield 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 "Hiefield 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 Hiefield reunion.