The Johnesen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Johnesen Family Tree

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

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

Johnesen Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Johnesen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Johnesen Surname

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

Johnesen DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Johnesen 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 Johnesen research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Johnesen Family History

There is more to exploring your Johnesen ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Johnesen ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Johnesen 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 Johnesen 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 Johnesen ancestors.

Johnesen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Johnesen Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Johnesen, 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

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Upcoming Johnesen 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 Johnesen 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 Johnesen reunion.

See Also

Johneson   Jonesen   Johnes  

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

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