The Hodgson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Hodgson Family Tree

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

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

Hodgson Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Hodgson

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Hodgson Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Hodgson ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Hodgson is a common Quaker surname? The article "Tracing Quaker Ancestors" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Hodgson 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 Hodgson 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 Hodgson research?, then this FAQ may help.

Hodgson Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Hodgson ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Hodgson family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Hodgson 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Hodgson 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 Hodgson ancestors.

Hodgson Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Hodgson was the 3753rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Hodgson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Hodgson, 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 Hodgson 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 "Hodgson 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Hodgson reunion.

See Also

Hodgso   Hodgs  

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