Welcome to the Penzynski 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 Penzynski 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 Penzynski ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Penzynski Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Penzynski family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Penzynski brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Penzynski Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Penzynski 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 I locate old newspapers for Penzynski research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Penzynski
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Penzynski records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Penzynski family history resource today.
Origins of the Penzynski Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Penzynski last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Penzynski 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.
Penzynski 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 Penzynski family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Penzynski research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Penzynski Family History
There is more to exploring your Penzynski 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Penzynski family history.
Networking with Penzynski 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 Penzynski 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 Penzynski ancestors.
Penzynski Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Penzynski Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Penzynski, 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 Penzynski Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Penzynski 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 Penzynski reunion.