Welcome to the Parnes 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 Parnes 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 Parnes ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Parnes Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Parnes family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Parnes brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Parnes Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Parnes 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 Parnes research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Parnes
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Parnes records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Parnes family history resource today.
Origins of the Parnes 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 Parnes surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Parnes DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Parnes 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 Parnes research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Parnes Family History
There is more to exploring your Parnes 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 Parnes ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Parnes 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 Parnes 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 Parnes ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Parnes Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Parnes, 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 Parnes Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Parnes 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 Parnes reunion.