Welcome to the Xyong 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 Xyong 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 Xyong ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Xyong Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Xyong family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. Have you struck a Xyong brick wall? Read "Publishing Your Genealogy" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Xyong Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Xyong 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 Xyong research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Xyong
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 Xyong records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Xyong family history resource today.
Origins of the Xyong Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Xyong last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Xyong ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Xyong DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Xyong 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 Xyong research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Xyong Family History
There is more to exploring your Xyong 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where is the book on my Xyong family? is always useful.xhigginson.mv: Line 210: MvIMPORT: Runtime Error: Error opening 'store/catalogs/HIGGINS-X.dat' for read: No such file or directory
Networking with Xyong 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Xyong 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 Xyong ancestors.
Xyong Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Xyong was the 66377th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Xyong Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Xyong, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Xyong Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Xyong 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Xyong reunion.