The Charlson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Charlson 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 Charlson 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 Charlson ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Charlson Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Charlson family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Charlson siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Charlson 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 Charlson, it is possible that one of your English ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Charl." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.

Charlson Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Charlson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Charlson family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Charlson

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 count of matching Charlson records matching Charlson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Charlson family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Charlson Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Charlson 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.

Charlson DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Charlson 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 Charlson research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Charlson 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 Charlson 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Charlson family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Charlson Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Charlson surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Charlson 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 Charlson ancestors.

Charlson Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Charlson was the 52476th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Charlson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Charlson, 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 Charlson Family Reunions

One key to a successful Charlson reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Charlson reunion.

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