The Johensen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Johensen Family Tree

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

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

Johensen Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Johensen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Johensen Surname

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

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

Johensen 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 Johensen 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Johensen family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Johensen Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Johensen 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 Johensen ancestors.

Johensen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Johensen Research

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

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Johensen booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Johensen reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Johensen Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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