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?!

FamilyTreeDNA is running a holiday sale through Dec. 31 with nice discounts on Y-DNA testing, for both new customers and for existing customers wanting to upgrade. A table of the sale prices are below. In addition, when existing customers log into their FTDNA page, they'll find a Mystery Reward-- a coupon for discounts on tests at FTDNA. The discount code can be given to others, and will change weekly. (I'm getting a sense that it might change each time you log in.) So check your account every week! (And if someone is planning an order, drop me an email and I'll see if I have an applicable discount code.) Now, those discounts...

Y37 $169 $129 $40 off
Y67$268 $199 $69 off
Y111$359 $289$70 off

UpgradeRegularSaleDiscount UpgradeRegularSaleDiscount UpgradeRegularSaleDiscount
Y12 to Y37$99$78$21 off Y25 to Y37$49 $39 $10 off Y37 to Y67$99 $78 $21 off
Y12 to Y67$189 $149 $40 off Y25 to Y67$148 $119 $29 off Y37 to Y111$220 $187 $33 off
Y12 to Y111$339 $257 $82 off Y25 to Y111$249 $209$40 off Y67 to Y111$129 $109 $20 off

Older news...
Finally have that new blog post finished and posted. It looks at the question whether James and Benjamin Slavens, sons of Isaiah Slavens, may have been twins. I have also added a few new stories to the "in the news" section. And I should also get another blog post up this weekend-- information shared by a researcher on a turn of the (19th) century ancestor!

I welcome guest submissions to the slavens.net blog. They would need to be generally genealogy related. Maybe you have a research problem that you'd like to detail, laying out the sources you've checked, the discrepancies you've found, your thoughts on what may be missing. For example, I intend to get a blog post together discussing whether Isaiah Slavens is buried at Union Chapel, where his marker is, or at Brick Chapel, in Putnam County, Indiana. Maybe you've had a family reunion that brought together unknown cousins, or you've visited an old family cemetery or homestead. Contact me with your ideas. Thanks! And contributions for other parts of the web site-- photos, bios, obituaries, etc.-- are always welcome as well!

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!

snail mail Larry Slavens
7018 Airline Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50322
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About me
I'm a software engineer for a company in the Des Moines suburbs. Besides genealogy, I'm also involved with collie rescue. I'd love to spend much more time working on this website but until retirement in 5 years or a lottery jackpot win, it's going to have to remain a hobby.
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