Welcome to the Taggersen 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 Taggersen 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 Taggersen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Taggersen Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Taggersen family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Taggersen brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Taggersen 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 Taggersen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Tagger." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
Keep an open mind when searching through Taggersen 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 Taggersen research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Taggersen
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Taggersen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Taggersen family history resource today.
Origins of the Taggersen Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Taggersen 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.
Taggersen 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 Taggersen 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 Taggersen research?, then this FAQ may help.
Taggersen Family History
There is more to exploring your Taggersen 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 Taggersen ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Taggersen Researchers
When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Taggersen 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 Taggersen ancestors.
Taggersen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Taggersen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Taggersen, 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."
Upcoming Taggersen Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Taggersen family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Taggersen reunion.