Welcome to the Warren 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 Warren 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 Warren ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Warren Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Warren family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Warren brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Warren Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Warren 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 Warren research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Warren
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Warren records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Warren family history resource today.
Origins of the Warren 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 Warren surname. Were you aware that Warren 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.
Warren DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Warren 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 Warren research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Warren Family History
There is more to exploring your Warren ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Warren ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Warren Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Warren 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 Warren ancestors.
Warren Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Warren was the 138th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Warren Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Warren, 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."
Upcoming Warren Family Reunions
One key to a successful Warren 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 Warren reunion.