Welcome to the Kuhn 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 Kuhn 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 Kuhn ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Kuhn Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Kuhn family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Kuhn brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Kuhn Ancestors
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Kuhn ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Kuhn research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Kuhn
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Kuhn records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Kuhn family history resource today.
Origins of the Kuhn Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Kuhn last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Kuhn ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Kuhn is a common German surname? The article "Tracing Your Roots to Germany" 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.
Kuhn DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Kuhn 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 Kuhn research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Kuhn Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Kuhn 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 Kuhn family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Kuhn Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Kuhn 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Kuhn 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 Kuhn ancestors.
Kuhn Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Kuhn was the 1269th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Kuhn Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Kuhn, 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 Kuhn Family Reunions
One key to a successful Kuhn 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Kuhn reunion.