The Mikens Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Mikens Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mikens Ancestors

Mikens Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Mikens ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Mikens ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mikens

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mikens Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Mikens last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Mikens ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

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

Mikens 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 Mikens 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 Mikens family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Mikens 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mikens 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 Mikens ancestors.

Mikens Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Mikens Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mikens 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mikens reunion.

See Also

Mickens   Micen   Micken   Mikin   Meeken   Michen  

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Surname Finder, The Mikens Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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