Welcome to the Hughy 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 Hughy 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 Hughy ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hughy Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hughy family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hughy brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hughy Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Hughy ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Hughy research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hughy
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hughy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hughy family history resource today.
Origins of the Hughy Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hughy 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.
Hughy DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Hughy 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 Hughy research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Hughy Family History
There is more to exploring your Hughy 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hughy family history.
Networking with Hughy 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 Hughy 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 Hughy ancestors.
Hughy Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hughy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hughy, 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 Hughy 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 "Hughy 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 Hughy reunion.