The Ealiason Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Ealiason Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Ealiason family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Ealiason are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

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

Ealiason Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Ealiason 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 city directories be used to help my Ealiason research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ealiason

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 Ealiason records matching Ealiason records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ealiason family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ealiason Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Ealiason last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ealiason 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.

Ealiason DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ealiason 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 Ealiason research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Ealiason Family History

There is more to exploring your Ealiason 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Ealiason documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ealiason Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ealiason 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 Ealiason ancestors.

Ealiason Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Ealiason Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ealiason, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Ealiason Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ealiason 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ealiason reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Ealiason Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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