The Arthens Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Arthens Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Arthens family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Arthens ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

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Arthens 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 Arthens ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Arthens my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Arthens

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Arthens records matching Arthens records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Arthens family history resource today.

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Military Records

Origins of the Arthens Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Arthens surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Arthens DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Arthens 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 Arthens research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Arthens Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Arthens Researchers

One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Arthens 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 Arthens ancestors.

Arthens Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Arthens Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Arthens, 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 Arthens Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Arthens family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Arthens reunion.

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