Welcome to the Hyde Genealogy Association

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The Hyde Genealogy Association is a not-for-profit, non-commercial organization that fosters communication, collaboration, and community between researchers of variants of the Hyde surname. Variants include, but are not limited to, Hide, Heide and Heyde, and prefixes such as de, dela, von and van der. We are volunteers whose objectives are to confirm connections and validate existing family research, update family records, examine conflicting data and correct errors whenever possible, and assist with using DNA results to sort and extend family lineages.

The Hyde surname is registered with the Guild of One-Name Studies.

Interested in using DNA to investigate Hyde ancestors? Then you need to have a male Hyde relative do a Y-DNA test. Currently ONLY one major DNA company does Y-DNA testing, i.e., Family Tree DNA. The DNA testing companies Ancestry and 23andMe don’t do Y-DNA tests. They do a different DNA test called the “autosomal DNA test” that is useful for identifying genetic cousins within a few generations but not useful for identifying Hyde ancestors going back hundreds of years.

Follow link for information on Family Tree DNA’s Hyde Project

We publish an on-line newsletter called Hyde Families

Lineage information for particular individuals can be found in Hyde Family Lines

If your ancestor is already listed under Hyde Family Lines, please place comments and queries under the writeup for that ancestor. If your ancestor is not listed, you may click on Enter a New Query and post to our general comments page, or send an email via the information on our Contact page. A great deal of information can be found in the discussions on our comments sections. To get the most out of comments, make sure you click on “Notify me of new posts by email” before posting your comment. Also, make sure you see the NEW ANNOYING THING: a basic math problem with an admonition to “please enter an answer in digits”. Please enter an answer, because if you hit “submit” without answering, it will give you an error message and your comment might be lost. (Sorry for the annoyance! We’re doing this step because it cuts down dramatically on spam and server load issues.) After posting your comment, take a deep breath and count to twenty – this is approximately how long it will take for your comment to appear on the page. If it doesn’t appear after a few minutes, feel free to email us directly. We put some protections in place to keep the site safe, so it’s important for us to make sure everything is working properly.

A few basic commands to make using this site easier. If you came here via the results of a search engine and are searching for a particular name or phrase and you wish to locate it without having to read over the entire page, here’s what you do; for Windows use Ctrl key, for Mac use Command key:

CTRL-F or F3: to find a word or words on a page. This will open a dialog box, usually at the top right of the screen, occasionally at the bottom left. Most phone and tablet browsers have a “find in page” menu option.

CTRL-C: to copy highlighted text. To highlight text using your mouse, position your cursor at the beginning of the text you want to highlight. Press and hold your primary mouse button and drag the cursor to the end of the text On phones or tablets, press on the text until the copy option appears and guide the beginning and ending cursors with your finger. Most mobile devices will provide paste options once text is copied.

CTRL- “-” minus sign or “+” plus sign: to reduce or increase font size on a webpage

CTRL-V: to paste text

CTRL-Z: to undo a command

For specialized genealogical searches, use Google Advanced Search