Welcome to the Ambjornsen 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 Ambjornsen 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 Ambjornsen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ambjornsen Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Ambjornsen family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Ambjornsen ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ambjornsen Ancestors
Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Ambjornsen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Ambjorn." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ambjornsen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is a necrology and and how does it differ from an obituary for my Ambjornsen ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ambjornsen
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 Ambjornsen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ambjornsen family history resource today.
Origins of the Ambjornsen Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ambjornsen 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.
Ambjornsen DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ambjornsen 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 Ambjornsen research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Ambjornsen Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Ambjornsen ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ambjornsen family history.
Networking with Ambjornsen Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ambjornsen 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 Ambjornsen ancestors.
Ambjornsen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ambjornsen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ambjornsen, 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."
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Upcoming Ambjornsen Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ambjornsen family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ambjornsen reunion.