The Vaughn Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Vaughn Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Vaughn family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Vaughn brick wall? Read "Knowing the Port of Entry Can Help Find Ancestral Records" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Vaughn Ancestors

Vaughn Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Vaughn 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 Vaughn research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Vaughn

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Vaughn records matching Vaughn records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Vaughn family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Vaughn 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 Vaughn surname. Were you aware that Vaughn is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Vaughn 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 Vaughn family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Vaughn research?, then this FAQ may help.

Vaughn 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 Vaughn 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Vaughn family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Vaughn Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Vaughn 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 Vaughn ancestors.

Vaughn Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Vaughn was the 305th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Vaughn Research

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

One key to a successful Vaughn 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Vaughn reunion.

See Also

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Surname Finder, The Vaughn Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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