Welcome to the Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen genealogy.
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I. The Tuchsen Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Tuchsen family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Tuchsen brick wall? Read "Schools Records Can Reveal A Lot About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Tuch." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.
II. Tuchsen Genealogy
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Tuchsen ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Tuchsen research.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Tuchsen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Tuchsen family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Tuchsen Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Tuchsen 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. Tuchsen DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Tuchsen Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen family history.
VI. Networking with Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen ancestors.
VII. Tuchsen Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Tuchsen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Tuchsen, 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."
IX. Upcoming Tuchsen 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 "Tuchsen 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 Tuchsen reunion.
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