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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Most of the DNA sales that were on for Valentine's Day have expired, except for AncestryDNA. Their $69 special on their autosomal test is good through Feb. 25. Don't forget, you can usually get the same AncestryDNA sale prices at Amazon.com (WITH FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING if you have a Prime membership). Also, if you're ordering through Ancestry, try the coupon code "FREESHIPDNA" - it's usually invalid during sales but it doesn't hurt to try!

If you received a DNA kit for Christmas and sent it right back, your results are should be back soon, if they haven't already arrived! Please considering sending in your information for the autosomal DNA registry to help your cousins connect with you!

Older News.
If you have done the AncestryDNA, Family Finder, 23andMe's ancestry test, or other autosomal DNA test, send your information so you can be added to the table. (Hint: this could be very valuable in enabling your Slaven/etc. cousins to find you if you don't have a family tree linked to your results!)

Slaven Y-DNA Project members - if you changed email addresses, please update your email at FamilyTreeDNA (if that's where you tested) and let me know as well. I sent a mass email about autosomal DNA testing and about ten email addresses were bad. If you've forgotten your FTDNA login information, I can probably help with that.

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 reportedly sold 2.7 million of them during the Christmas 2017 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!

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.

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, 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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