Welcome to the Xes 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 Xes 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 Xes genealogy.
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I. The Xes Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Xes family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Xes brick wall? Read "Publishing Your Genealogy" for some helpful advice.
II. Xes Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Xes 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. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Xes research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Xes records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Xes family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Xes Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Xes surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Xes DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Xes 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 Xes research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Xes Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Xes 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 Xes family history on the Internet? is always useful.xhigginson.mv: Line 210: MvIMPORT: Runtime Error: Error opening 'store/catalogs/HIGGINS-X.dat' for read: No such file or directory
VI. Networking with Xes 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Xes 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 Xes ancestors.
VII. Xes Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Xes Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Xes, 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 Xes Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Xes family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Xes reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Xes genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 22/May/2013.
If you host the Xes 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.