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The Weatherson Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Weatherson 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 Weatherson 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 Weatherson genealogy.

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I. The Weatherson Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Weatherson family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Weatherson brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.

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

II. Weatherson Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Weatherson 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 I locate old newspapers for Weatherson research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Weatherson

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Weatherson Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Weatherson 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. Weatherson DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Weatherson 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 Weatherson research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. Weatherson Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Weatherson ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Weatherson family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Weatherson Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Weatherson 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 Weatherson ancestors.

VII. Weatherson Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Weatherson Research

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

IX. Upcoming Weatherson Family Reunions

One key to a successful Weatherson 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 Weatherson reunion.

 

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