Welcome to the Jonson 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 Jonson 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 Jonson ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Jonson Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Jonson family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Jonson brick wall? Read "Searching and Organization" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Jonson Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Jonson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Jonson births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Jonson
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Jonson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Jonson family history resource today.
Origins of the Jonson Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Jonson last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Jonson 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.
Jonson DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Jonson 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Jonson research?, then this FAQ may help.
Jonson 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 Jonson 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 "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Jonson family history.
Networking with Jonson 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 Jonson 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 Jonson ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Jonson Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Jonson, 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 Jonson 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 Jonson 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Jonson reunion.