Welcome to the Krotenak 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 Krotenak 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 Krotenak ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Krotenak Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Krotenak family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Krotenak brick wall? Read "Genealogical Research Habits" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Krotenak Ancestors
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 Krotenak ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Krotenak my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Krotenak
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Krotenak records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Krotenak family history resource today.
Origins of the Krotenak Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Krotenak last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Krotenak ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Krotenak DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Krotenak relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Krotenak research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Krotenak Family History
There is more to exploring your Krotenak 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 Where can I find a biography of my Krotenak ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Krotenak Researchers
In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your Krotenak 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Krotenak 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 Krotenak ancestors.
Krotenak Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Krotenak Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Krotenak, 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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Upcoming Krotenak Family Reunions
One key to a successful Krotenak 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Krotenak reunion.