Welcome to the Hygus 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 Hygus 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 Hygus ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Hygus Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Hygus family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Hygus brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Hygus Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Hygus 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. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Practical Advise for Researching Immigrants" can help accelerate your Hygus research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hygus
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Hygus records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Hygus family history resource today.
Origins of the Hygus Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hygus 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.
Hygus DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Hygus relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Hygus research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Hygus Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hygus ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hygus family history.
Networking with Hygus 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 Hygus 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 Hygus ancestors.
Hygus Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Hygus Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hygus, 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."
Upcoming Hygus 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 "Hygus 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 Hygus reunion.