Welcome to the Skenion 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 Skenion 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 Skenion ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Skenion Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Skenion family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Skenion brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Skenion Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Skenion ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What are the best records before birth and death registration was required to locate Skenion ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Skenion
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Skenion records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Skenion family history resource today.
Origins of the Skenion Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Skenion 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.
Skenion DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Skenion 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 Skenion research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Skenion 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 Skenion 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Skenion family history.
Networking with Skenion Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Skenion surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Skenion 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 Skenion ancestors.
Skenion Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Skenion Research
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Upcoming Skenion Family Reunions
One key to a successful Skenion reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Skenion reunion.