Welcome to the Slaven Genealogy Exchange! Our purpose is to be a central location to collect and exchange information for Slaven, Slevin, Slavin, Slavey, and other surname variations. As a registered one-name study, the scope of this exchange is world wide. We hope there's something here for the beginning genealogist, the old hand, and the merely curious!
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What's new?!

The Slaven (& etc.) DNA Project is ramping up the Autosomal DNA Registry. If you have taken an autosomal DNA test, like the AncestryDNA test at Ancestry (they sold 1.3 million of them during the Christmas season!), FamilyFinder at FamilyTreeDNA, the Ancestry test at 23andMe, or the DNA test at MyHeritage, please consider sharing your information with the Registry. The idea is that your unknown cousins may be considering taking a test, and if they find your entry here it could encourage them to test, and test at the same company! (While cross-company matching can be done by uploading results to GEDmatch, not everyone does so. Keeping checking back, as I'm actively pursuing a few people that I know have tested and are looking for lost cousins!

Speaking of genealogical DNA testing, there's a relatively (no pun intended) new UK-based company offering testing, currently focused on "ethnicity" type results (i.e. what percentage of your ancestry is western European, what percentage Eastern European, etc.) but with the promise of person to person matching down the road. This holds promise if they can attract a large UK and European base, as Ancestry, 23andMe, and Family Tree DNA are heavily U.S.-oriented. However, check out CeCe Moore's blog post about the company for more information before sending for a kit.

Also, I'll keep building out the autosomal DNA introduction page with additional links to blog posts and other pages, so keep checking back for new information.

Although I've mostly been working on a different family line the last couple months and neglecting the Slavens.net site, I have added a few more news items and obituaries.

Older News.
Carol Slavens of Ohio serendipitously ran into the current owner of an old Slavens homestead in Pike County, Ohio, and shared photos with us. See photos from the Slavens Cemetery on the cemetery page, a page from the family Bible on the Bible page, and photo of the homestead and some family photos on the photos page.

Thanks to Joellen Brown for transcribing some news items and obituaries, and sharing them with the website. We always welcome such contributions! For privacy concerns, we shy away from obituaries less than 60 years old, but otherwise are open to most anything. Thanks again, Joellen!

About this site

Real Genealogy - Not Just Links This is a private, noncommercial educational site for the free exchange of information. It is not associated with Ancestry.com, Rootsweb, MyFamily, or any commercial site. (That means no banner ads, no pop-up or pop-under windows, no unsolicited email!)

All content on this site is believed to be compliant with U.S. copyright law and Fair Use provisions.

Because the site is an outgrowth of my personal research, it's tilted towards the Slavens surname. But that's easily fixed-- contribute your Slavin, Slevin, etc. data for the site! Here are some of the types of information that you can share:

Census transcriptions Census returns can be a gold mine of information for both the beginning and the experienced researcher, but many people don't have easy access to films. Finding your family in a transcription here makes requesting a film or a lookup much more worthwhile, so won't you share? We need people who have access to their state's Soundex indexes and are willing to transcribe the Slaven(s), Slavin, Slevin, etc. entries! It's S415 and you'll see about 20 Sullivans for each Slaven.

Biographies and reminiscences Share the bios from county history books, reminiscences from ancestors, old family letters, your own memories, the family history that was written for a reunion decades ago...

Obituaries Transcriptions of obituaries and death notices.

Photographs Share family photos, or photos of grave sites. Photos continue to be the most popular items on the site.

Links Do you have or know of a family-related site? Does a GenWeb county site offer information on a branch of the family? Share it here!

Other help! Other information that doesn't fit the categories above is also welcome.

All corrections, suggestions, criticisms, etc. are welcome too! Be sure to put Slaven, Slavin, and something meaningful in the subject line-- I get tons of spam so an email with no subject or "Hi!" will probably be deleted unread!

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