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?!

Autosomal DNA Testing.

First, new lower pricing on the "Family Finder" (autosomal) DNA test at FamilyTreeDNA-- now just $79, after being priced at $99 for the past several years. This is apparently a new standard price and not a sale. The comparable "AncestryDNA" test at Ancestry is still $99, but I've got a discount code for $20 off. Just email me if you want to take advantage of the Ancestry discount. If FTDNA stays at $79 with their test, I would expect that Ancestry will ultimately lower their test's price as well. (You can also order the FamilyFinder and Y-DNA test combo at FTDNA, and ordering it through the Slaven DNA Project will get you a cheaper combo price.)

Second, after kicking the idea around all summer, we're launching the "Slaven Cousins DNA Registry," an autosomal DNA test registry, similar to the existing Slaven DNA Project. You can find an information page about the testing and the registry. The Slaven Cousins DNA Registry at the moment has just my information, so all you folks that have taken the Family Finder, AncestryDNA, or 23andMe DNA test, send me your information!

Older News.
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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Des Moines, IA 50322
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