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The Freeson Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Freeson Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Freeson surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Freeson genealogy.

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I. The Freeson Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Freeson family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Freeson ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

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

II. Freeson Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Freeson ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Freeson my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Freeson

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Freeson Surname

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

IV. Freeson 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 Freeson 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 Freeson research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Freeson Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Freeson ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Freeson family history.

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VI. Networking with Freeson Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Freeson 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 Freeson ancestors.

VII. Freeson Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Freeson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Freeson, 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
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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Freeson Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Freeson 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 Freeson reunion.

 

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