The Paraf Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Paraf 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 Paraf 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 Paraf ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Paraf Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Paraf family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Paraf brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Paraf Ancestors

Paraf Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Paraf 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 Paraf research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Paraf

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Paraf records matching Paraf records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Paraf family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Paraf Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Paraf surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Paraf DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Paraf family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Paraf research?, then this FAQ may help.

Paraf Family History

There is more to exploring your Paraf 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 prisoner information for my Paraf black sheep ancestors? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Paraf 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Paraf 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 Paraf ancestors.

Paraf Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Paraf Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Paraf, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Paraf Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Paraf 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Paraf reunion.

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