Welcome to the Paki 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 Paki 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 Paki ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Paki Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Paki family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Paki brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Paki Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Paki records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my Paki research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Paki
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Paki records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Paki family history resource today.
Origins of the Paki Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Paki last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Paki 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.
Paki DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Paki 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 Paki research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Paki Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Paki ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Paki family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Paki Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Paki 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 Paki ancestors.
Paki Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Paki Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Paki, 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 Paki Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Paki family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Paki reunion.