The Skelson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Skelson Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Skelson family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Skelson brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

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

Skelson Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Skelson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What are the best records before birth and death registration was required to locate Skelson ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Skelson

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Skelson records matching Skelson records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Skelson family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Skelson Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Skelson 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.

Skelson DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Skelson 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 Skelson research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Skelson Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Skelson Researchers

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

Skelson Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Skelson Research

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

One key to a successful Skelson 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 Skelson reunion.

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