The Bonnicksen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Bonnicksen Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bonnicksen Ancestors

Patronymics is the practice of naming children using the given name of the father, grandfather, or other male ancestor followed by a suffix. In the case of Bonnicksen, it is possible that one of your Scandinavian/Danish ancestors was given the patronym for being the "son of Bonnick." Please read "Patronymics and Other Naming Patterns" and "Patronymics: Help Not Hindrance," for further details.

Bonnicksen Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bonnicksen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bonnicksen Surname

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

Bonnicksen DNA Projects

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

Bonnicksen Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Bonnicksen ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Bonnicksen family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bonnicksen 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 Bonnicksen 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 Bonnicksen ancestors.

Bonnicksen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Bonnicksen Research

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

See Also

Bonnickson   Bonnickse  

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

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