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The Ommondson Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Ommondson Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Ommondson surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Ommondson genealogy.

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I. The Ommondson Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ommondson family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ommondson brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.

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

II. Ommondson Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ommondson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is a necrology and and how does it differ from an obituary for my Ommondson ancestor?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ommondson

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Ommondson Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Ommondson last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ommondson 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.

IV. Ommondson DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ommondson 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 Ommondson research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

V. Ommondson 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 Ommondson 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ommondson family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Ommondson Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ommondson 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 Ommondson ancestors.

VII. Ommondson Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ommondson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ommondson, 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

To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Ommondson Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ommondson 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ommondson reunion.

 

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