The Knutssen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Knutssen Family Tree

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

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

Knutssen Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Knutssen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Knutssen household?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Knutssen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Knutssen 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 Knutssen surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Knutssen DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Knutssen 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Knutssen research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Knutssen Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Knutssen 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 Knutssen family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Knutssen Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Knutssen 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 Knutssen 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 Knutssen ancestors.

Knutssen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Knutssen Research

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

One key to a successful Knutssen 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Knutssen reunion.

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