The Bonnes Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bonnes Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bonnes Ancestors

Bonnes Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bonnes

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bonnes Surname

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

Bonnes DNA Projects

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

Bonnes Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Bonnes 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 Bonnes 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 Bonnes ancestors.

Bonnes Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Bonnes was the 41284th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Bonnes Research

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

See Also

Bones   Ponnes   Bonnec   Bennes   Bonne   Bone   Bomme   Benne   Banne   Bonna   Bonni   Bonno   Bonny  

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