The Thoraldsen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Thoraldsen Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Thoraldsen family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Thoraldsen brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

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

Thoraldsen Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Thoraldsen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Thoraldsen family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Thoraldsen

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

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Origins of the Thoraldsen Surname

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

Thoraldsen DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Thoraldsen relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Thoraldsen research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Thoraldsen Family History

There is more to exploring your Thoraldsen 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Thoraldsen documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Thoraldsen 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Thoraldsen 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 Thoraldsen ancestors.

Thoraldsen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Thoraldsen Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Thoraldsen, 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 Thoraldsen 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 "Thoraldsen 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Thoraldsen reunion.

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