The Bonnenfant Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bonnenfant Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bonnenfant Ancestors

Bonnenfant Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bonnenfant

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bonnenfant Surname

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

Bonnenfant DNA Projects

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

Bonnenfant Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Bonnenfant 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 Bonnenfant 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 Bonnenfant ancestors.

Bonnenfant Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Bonnenfant was the 87552nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Bonnenfant Research

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

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