The Gordonson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Gordonson Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Gordonson family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for Gordonson family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.

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

Gordonson Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Gordonson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Gordonson births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Gordonson

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Gordonson Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Gordonson surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Gordonson 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 Gordonson 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 Gordonson research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Gordonson 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 Gordonson 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Gordonson family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Gordonson Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Gordonson 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 Gordonson ancestors.

Gordonson Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Gordonson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Gordonson, 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 Gordonson Family Reunions

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Gordonson family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Gordonson reunion.

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