The Harriso Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Harriso Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Harriso Ancestors

Harriso Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Harriso 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 Harriso research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Harriso

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Harriso DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Harriso relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Harriso research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Harriso 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 Harriso 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Harriso family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Harriso 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 Harriso 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 Harriso ancestors.

Harriso Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Harriso Research

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

See Also

Hariso   Harris   Arriso  

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