Welcome to the Ven 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 Ven 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 Ven ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ven Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Ven family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Ven brick wall? Read "Knowing the Port of Entry Can Help Find Ancestral Records" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ven Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Ven 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 I locate old newspapers for Ven research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ven
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Ven records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ven family history resource today.
Origins of the Ven Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ven last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ven 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.
Ven DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Ven 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 Ven research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ven Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ven 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 Ven family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Ven 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ven 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 Ven ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Ven Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ven, 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 Ven Family Reunions
One key to a successful Ven 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ven reunion.