Welcome to the Auran 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 Auran 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 Auran ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Auran Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Auran family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my Auran ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Auran Ancestors
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 Auran 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 Auran research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Auran
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 matching Auran records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Auran family history resource today.
Origins of the Auran 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 Auran surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Auran DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Auran family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Auran research?, then this FAQ may help.
Auran 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 Auran 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Auran family history.
Networking with Auran 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 Auran 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 Auran ancestors.
Auran Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Auran Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Auran, 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 Auran Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Auran 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Auran reunion.