The Bon Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bon Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Bon 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 Bon ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bon Ancestors

Bon Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Bon ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Bon births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bon

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bon Surname

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

Bon DNA Projects

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

Bon Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Bon ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Bon family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bon 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 Bon 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 Bon ancestors.

Bon Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Bon was the 27966th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Bon Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bon, 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 Bon 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 Bon 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 Bon reunion.

See Also

Pon   Bom   Ben   Bone   Bona   Boni   Bono   Bonu   Bony   Bo   Po   Ba   Be   Bi   Bo   Bu   By   On   Om   En   One   Ona   Oni   Ono   Onu   Ony   Obn   Obm   Obne  

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Surname Finder, The Bon Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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