The Bonnely Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bonnely Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bonnely Ancestors

Bonnely Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bonnely

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bonnely Surname

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

Bonnely DNA Projects

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

Bonnely Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Bonnely 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 Bonnely 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 Bonnely ancestors.

Bonnely Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Bonnely Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bonnely, 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
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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Bonnely 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 Bonnely 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 Bonnely reunion.

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