The Harolson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Harolson Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Harolson family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Harolson brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

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

Harolson Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Harolson records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Harolson research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Harolson

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Harolson records matching Harolson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Harolson family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Harolson 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 Harolson surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Harolson DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Harolson ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Harolson research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Harolson 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 Harolson 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 Harolson family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Harolson Researchers

When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Harolson 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 Harolson ancestors.

Harolson Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Harolson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Harolson, 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 Harolson 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 "Harolson 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 Harolson reunion.

See Also

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

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