Welcome to the Ulen 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 Ulen 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 Ulen ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ulen Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ulen family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ulen brick wall? Read "Passenger Arrival Lists Can Help Find Information About Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ulen Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Ulen ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What information is given in U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules about Ulen citizens from the past?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ulen
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ulen records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ulen family history resource today.
Origins of the Ulen Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Ulen 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.
Ulen DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ulen 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 Ulen research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Ulen Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ulen ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Ulen family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ulen 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ulen 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 Ulen ancestors.
Ulen Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Ulen Research
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Upcoming Ulen Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ulen 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ulen reunion.