The Petry Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Petry Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Petry Ancestors

Petry Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Petry

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Petry DNA Projects

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

Petry Family History

There is more to exploring your Petry 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 Petry family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Petry 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 Petry 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 Petry ancestors.

Petry Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Petry was the 6895th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Petry Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Petry 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Petry reunion.

See Also

Betry   Petri   Petrey   Petra   Petro   Petru   Petr  

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