The Marquardsen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Marquardsen Family Tree

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

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

Marquardsen Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Marquardsen 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 Marquardsen research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Marquardsen

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Marquardsen DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Marquardsen 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 Marquardsen research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Marquardsen Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Marquardsen 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 "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Marquardsen family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Marquardsen Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Marquardsen 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 Marquardsen ancestors.

Marquardsen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Marquardsen Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Marquardsen family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Marquardsen reunion.

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

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