I have been looking in many places on the internet. When I do search, they have nothing to do with my family ancestors or even the surname Bender.

Why is that?

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    Welcome to Genealogy & Family History SE! Are you looking for Benders in a specific locality? If so, edit your question to include that place: we can direct you to sites or collections with records for that region. Are you looking only at exact spelling matches for Bender? Spelling variants appear on records through recording and transcription errors. And, if the family was German, looking for "Binder" may find your people. – bgwiehle Nov 2 at 13:38
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    Welcome to G&FH.SE! Your question as written is a poor fit for our site. We can't help you refine your search techniques if you don't explain how you have been searching and where. – Jan Murphy Nov 2 at 17:01
  • Where precisely have you looked for the surname Bender? It does not seem hard to find lots of records for people with that surname. – PolyGeo Nov 4 at 6:08
  • I haven't found anything on the surname Bender even though there are probably many people with that name but I want to know if I am related to them. – Erin Bender Nov 5 at 22:46

I am unable to reproduce your results.

When I try searching Ancestry.com (with my World subscription) on the surname Bender:

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I get nearly 1.5 million hits:

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    FamilySearch also shows over 600,000 results on the exact surname of Bender. – Colin Nov 2 at 7:08
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    This does, I suppose, answer the question, but I don't think was really what Erin was asking. – Harry Vervet Nov 2 at 14:11
  • I am just trying to find my family or the surname Bender in general. – Erin Bender Nov 4 at 3:31

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