The Friedrichson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Friedrichson Family Tree

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

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

Friedrichson 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 Friedrichson ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Friedrichson my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Friedrichson

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Friedrichson Surname

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

Friedrichson 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 Friedrichson 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 Friedrichson research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Friedrichson Family History

There is more to exploring your Friedrichson 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 Was my Friedrichson ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Friedrichson 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Friedrichson 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 Friedrichson ancestors.

Friedrichson Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Friedrichson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Friedrichson, 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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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Friedrichson Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Friedrichson 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Friedrichson reunion.

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