Welcome to the Fregeisen 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 Fregeisen 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 Fregeisen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Fregeisen Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Fregeisen family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Fregeisen ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Fregeisen 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 Fregeisen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Fregei." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
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 Fregeisen ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Fregeisen my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Fregeisen
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 Fregeisen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Fregeisen family history resource today.
Origins of the Fregeisen Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Fregeisen 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.
Fregeisen 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 Fregeisen family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Fregeisen research?, then this FAQ may help.
Fregeisen Family History
There is more to exploring your Fregeisen 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 Where can I find a biography of my Fregeisen ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Fregeisen 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 Fregeisen 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 Fregeisen ancestors.
Fregeisen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Fregeisen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Fregeisen, 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 Fregeisen Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Fregeisen 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 Fregeisen reunion.