Welcome to the Seagson 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 Seagson 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 Seagson genealogy.
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I. The Seagson Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Seagson family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Seagson brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
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 Seagson, it is possible that one of your English ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Seag." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
II. Seagson Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Seagson 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 I locate old newspapers for Seagson research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Seagson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Seagson family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Seagson Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Seagson ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Seagson DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Seagson family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Seagson research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Seagson Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Seagson 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 Seagson family history.
VI. Networking with Seagson Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Seagson 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Seagson 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 Seagson ancestors.
VII. Seagson Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Seagson Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Seagson, 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."
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 Seagson Family Reunions
One key to a successful Seagson 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Seagson reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Seagson genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 24/May/2013.
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