The Eidelson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Eidelson Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Eidelson 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 Eidelson are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

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

Eidelson Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Eidelson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Eidelson ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Eidelson

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Eidelson Surname

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

Eidelson DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Eidelson family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Eidelson research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Eidelson 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 Eidelson 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 Eidelson family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Eidelson 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Eidelson 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 Eidelson ancestors.

Eidelson Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Eidelson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Eidelson, 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

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 Eidelson Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Eidelson 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Eidelson reunion.

See Also

Edelson   Eidels  

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

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