The Flanaan Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Flanaan Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Flanaan family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, What records are best for finding my female Flanaan ancestor's maiden name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Flanaan Ancestors

Flanaan Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Flanaan ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Flanaan citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Flanaan

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Flanaan Surname

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

Flanaan DNA Projects

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

Flanaan Family History

There is more to exploring your Flanaan 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Flanaan documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Flanaan Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Flanaan 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 Flanaan ancestors.

Flanaan Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Flanaan Research

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

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Flanaan family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Flanaan reunion.

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