Welcome to the Tuyt 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 Tuyt 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 Tuyt genealogy.
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I. The Tuyt Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tuyt family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tuyt brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
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II. Tuyt Genealogy
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 Tuyt 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 Tuyt research.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tuyt records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tuyt family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Tuyt Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Tuyt 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. Tuyt DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Tuyt 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 Tuyt research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Tuyt Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Tuyt 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 Tuyt family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Tuyt Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Tuyt 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 Tuyt ancestors.
VII. Tuyt Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Tuyt Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tuyt, 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 Tuyt 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 "Tuyt 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 Tuyt reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Tuyt genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 18/Apr/2014.
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