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The Icahn Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Icahn Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Icahn surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Icahn genealogy.

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I. The Icahn Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Icahn family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Icahn brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Icahn Ancestors

II. Icahn Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Icahn records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I find information on men and women named Icahn who served in the Revolutionary War?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Icahn

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Icahn records matching Icahn records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Icahn family history resource today.

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Military Records

III. Origins of the Icahn Surname

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

IV. Icahn DNA Projects

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

V. Icahn 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 Icahn 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 Icahn family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Icahn Researchers

One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Icahn 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 Icahn ancestors.

VII. Icahn Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Icahn Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Icahn, 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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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Icahn Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Icahn 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 Icahn reunion.

 

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