The Creten Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Creten Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Creten family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Creten siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Creten Ancestors

Creten Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Creten ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Creten my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Creten

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Creten Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Creten ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Creten DNA Projects

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

Creten Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Creten Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Creten surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Creten 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 Creten ancestors.

Creten Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Creten was the 57839th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Creten Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Creten, 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 Creten Family Reunions

One key to a successful Creten reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Creten reunion.

See Also

Creden   Cretin   Crete   Reten  

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

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