The Crana Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Crana Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Crana surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Crana ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Crana Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Crana family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for Crana siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Crana Ancestors

Crana Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Crana ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Crana my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Crana

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Crana records matching Crana records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Crana family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Crana Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Crana ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Crana DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Crana ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Crana research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Crana Family History

There is more to exploring your Crana ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Crana documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Crana Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Crana surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Crana queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Crana ancestors.

Crana Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Crana Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Crana, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

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To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Crana Family Reunions

One key to a successful Crana reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Crana reunion.

See Also

Crama   Crono   Crane   Crani   Crano   Crany   Cran   Rana  

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Surname Finder, The Crana Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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