The Matheyssen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Matheyssen Family Tree

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

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

Matheyssen Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Matheyssen

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Matheyssen DNA Projects

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

Matheyssen Family History

There is more to exploring your Matheyssen 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 Matheyssen ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Matheyssen 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 Matheyssen 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 Matheyssen ancestors.

Matheyssen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Matheyssen Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Matheyssen 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Matheyssen reunion.

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

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