Alten records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Alten family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Alten surname or get a copy of the Alten family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Alten Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Alten Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Alten family tree.

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Miscellaneous Alten Databases

Investigate the Ellis Island Database for information on the Alten family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Alten

Wikipedia Wietse Cornelis van Alten (born 24 September 1978) is an archer from the Netherlands.
Wikipedia Steve Alten (born August 21, 1959, Philadelphia) is an American science fiction author.
Wikipedia Mathias Alten (1871 ? 1938) was an impressionist painter from Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Wikipedia Edvin Alten (1876 ? 1967) was a Norwegian judge.