The Dudden Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Dudden Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Dudden family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do I begin my Dudden family tree? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Dudden Ancestors

Dudden 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 Dudden ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Dudden research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Dudden

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Dudden Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Dudden 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.

Dudden DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Dudden family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Dudden research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Dudden Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Dudden Researchers

When it comes families and genealogy research, it's important to remember that different people may have different information: some may even have inherited one-of-a-kind family documents or photos, and the best way to connect with these family members is by posting a message board query -- often in the process of collaboration, you can build a more complete picture of your ancestor or ancestral family. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Dudden 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 Dudden ancestors.

Dudden Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Dudden was the 73376th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Dudden Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Dudden, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
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 Dudden Family Reunions

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Dudden family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Dudden reunion.

See Also

Duden   Dutten   Duddin   Dudde   Udden  

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

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