Welcome to the Kashdon 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 Kashdon 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 Kashdon ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Kashdon Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Kashdon family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Kashdon brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kashdon Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Kashdon records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Kashdon research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kashdon
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Kashdon records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kashdon family history resource today.
Origins of the Kashdon Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Kashdon surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Kashdon DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Kashdon 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 Kashdon research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Kashdon Family History
There is more to exploring your Kashdon 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 Was my Kashdon ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.
Networking with Kashdon Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kashdon surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Kashdon 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 Kashdon ancestors.
Kashdon Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Kashdon Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kashdon, 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 Kashdon Family Reunions
One key to a successful Kashdon reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Kashdon reunion.