The Tommelson Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Tommelson Family Tree

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

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

Tommelson Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Tommelson ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Tommelson births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Tommelson

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Tommelson Surname

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

Tommelson DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Tommelson 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Tommelson research?, then this FAQ may help.

Tommelson Family History

There is more to exploring your Tommelson 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 Tommelson ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Tommelson 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 Tommelson 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 Tommelson ancestors.

Tommelson Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Tommelson Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tommelson, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Tommelson 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 "Tommelson 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Tommelson reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Tommelson Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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