The Perra Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Perra Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Perra Ancestors

Perra Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Perra

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

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Origins of the Perra 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 Perra surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Perra DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Perra 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 Perra research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Perra Family History

There is more to exploring your Perra 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Perra documents? is always useful.

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Networking with Perra 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 Perra 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 Perra ancestors.

Perra Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Perra was the 37167th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Perra Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Perra, 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 Perra Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Perra 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 Perra reunion.

See Also

Pera   Berra   Perro   Perri   Perru   Perry   Perr   Erra  

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