Welcome to the Johhson 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 Johhson 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 Johhson ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Johhson Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Johhson family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Johhson brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Johhson 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 Johhson, it is possible that one of your English ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Johh." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Johhson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Johhson births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Johhson
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Johhson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Johhson family history resource today.
Origins of the Johhson Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Johhson last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Johhson 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.
Johhson DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Johhson 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 Johhson research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Johhson Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Johhson 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 Johhson family history.
Networking with Johhson 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 Johhson 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 Johhson ancestors.
Johhson Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Johhson Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Johhson, 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 Johhson 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 Johhson 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 Johhson reunion.