Welcome to the Lauren 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 Lauren 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 Lauren ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Lauren Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Lauren family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Lauren brick wall? Read "Efficient and Effective Research Tips" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Lauren Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Lauren 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 city directories be used to help my Lauren research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Lauren
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Lauren records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Lauren family history resource today.
Origins of the Lauren 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 Lauren surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Lauren DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Lauren relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Lauren research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Lauren Family History
There is more to exploring your Lauren 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 Lauren ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Lauren 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Lauren 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 Lauren ancestors.
Lauren Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Lauren was the 33424th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Lauren Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Lauren, 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 Lauren 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 "Lauren 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Lauren reunion.