The *rner Genealogy Project

ARNER, ERNER, ORNER, URNER Families in America

Breaking News: major update to the

Arner family Gravestones Photo Project. (in 2004)

2004 Arner Reunion Photos are posted (finally ).

New Project: Arner family Historical Maps.


Purpose. This website consists of four interconnected one-name studies. It is designed to be primarily a research aid for anybody searching for an Arner, Erner, Orner, Urner ancestor or early relative, not to be a complete genealogy of any of these families. (In many cases, it is the best genealogy available; but that is not guaranteed for all family lines.) This site contains exceptions to every rule; but as a general rule, the self-imposed limitations of this site are:

††††††† 1. Only the Arner, Erner, Orner, Urner (and variations) surname lines are carried forward more than one generation.

††††††† 2. It only contains biographical information for people born before about 1920.

[NOTE: These limitations donít apply for my own Erner family, which is also part of another separate project.]


††† Family pages are color-coded (see below) depending on the surname of the immigrant ancestor, not on how the familyís name is spelled now.

††† All Source Extracts also include some individuals who are probably not members of any of these families.

††† You can read more details about the Styles and Protocols used on this site.

††† Before using the Indexes, everybody should read the Index Tips.

††† If this site helps you, see how you can help other researchers.

Every-Name Indexes:†††††††††††††††††††††† Source Extracts:

ORNER/ARNER Indexes:†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Federal Censuses

††††† by Name†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Penn. Archives series

††††† by Birth Year††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Govít Land Office sales

††††† Spouse Surnames†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Civil War Veterans:

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† by Name

ERNER Indexes:††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† by State & Regiment

††††† by Name†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Unplaced Families:

††††† Spouse Surnames†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ARNER Families

††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ERNER Families

URNER Indexes:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ORNER Families

††††† by Name†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† URNER Families

††††† Spouse Surnames†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Descent unknown

††††††††††††††††††††††† Search this website

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ERNER Home Page

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HOME PAGE.†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Last revision: 29 Jan 2011

The *rner Genealogy Project (Arner, Erner, Orner, Urner Families in America)

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