Internet links for the Wren family fall into two main categories, genealogical sites (listed below) and other Wren references (usually either non-genealogical homepages, non-personal sites, or other references). 


There are Wren specific message boards at Genealogy.com (a well organised, active, largely US focused forum, with 1009 messages of which 116 mention England) and Ancestry.com (also well organised and active, with 402 entries since Apr 1999 , of which 23 mention England), with a combined search tool at GenCircles. Statistics are to 22nd May 2002.
There are also Wren mailing lists at FamilySearch.com (which requires registration and is not retrospectively searchable) and Rootsweb (searchable, but less easily readable and less active than the message boards, with 214 messages from Jul 99 to May 2002).

There is substantial Wren genealogical information indexed on FamilySearch.com, including ancestral files (1772 entries), the IGI (including British Isles (200+ entries for A to Al), North America (200+ entries for A to Al), Southwest Pacific (128 entries) and elsewhere (96 entries)), pedigree resource files (1112 entries), and the US Social Security Death Index (SSDI). There is also substantial information on Ancestry.com, including 9480 Ancestry World Tree entries, 3004 entries in the SSDI, and 23936 entries in the full range of databases covered (including 4581 in US census records, about 3785 in US birth, marriage & death records, and 1744 in the England & Wales Civil Registration Index 1837-1900), many of which are only accessible to subscribers. All entry statistics are as at 22 May 2002.

There is also a Wren 'links' page at DistantCousin.com, although this is essentially a search facility against some US military, burials and marriage databases. The situation is similar at Surname Web, which has Wren search links to Ancestry.com, FamilySearch.com and the Ellis Island Immigration records, plus a few bona-fide Smallwood related links, most of which are either listed here or contain no Wren specific details.


Any inquiries relating to this page should be addressed to Ian Hall.


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