The Benedictine Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Benedictine Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Benedictine family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I find the second married name of a female Benedictine ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Benedictine Ancestors

Benedictine Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Benedictine 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 Benedictine research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Benedictine

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 Benedictine records matching Benedictine records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Benedictine family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Benedictine Surname

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

Benedictine 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 Benedictine family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Benedictine research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Benedictine Family History

There is more to exploring your Benedictine 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 Was my Benedictine ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Benedictine Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Benedictine 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 Benedictine ancestors.

Benedictine Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Benedictine Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Benedictine, 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

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Upcoming Benedictine Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Benedictine booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new 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 Benedictine reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Benedictine Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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