The Ensen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Ensen Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Ensen family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Ensen are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ensen Ancestors

Ensen Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ensen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every Ensen household?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ensen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ensen Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Ensen surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Ensen 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 Ensen 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 Ensen research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Ensen 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 Ensen 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ensen family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ensen Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ensen 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 Ensen ancestors.

Ensen Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Ensen Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ensen family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ensen reunion.

See Also

Insin   Ense   Ens  

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Surname Finder, The Ensen Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2020.

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