Welcome to the Ingen 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 Ingen 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 Ingen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ingen Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ingen family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ingen brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ingen Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ingen 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 Ingen household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ingen
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ingen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ingen family history resource today.
Origins of the Ingen Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ingen 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.
Ingen 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 Ingen 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 Ingen research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ingen 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 Ingen 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 Ingen family history.
Networking with Ingen 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 Ingen 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 Ingen ancestors.
Ingen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ingen Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ingen, 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 Ingen Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Ingen 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 Ingen reunion.