Welcome to the Poeton 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 Poeton 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 Poeton ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Poeton Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Poeton family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Poeton brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Poeton Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Poeton ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Poeton births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Poeton
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Poeton records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Poeton family history resource today.
Origins of the Poeton Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Poeton ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Poeton DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Poeton 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 Poeton research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Poeton Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Poeton ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Poeton family history.
Networking with Poeton 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Poeton 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 Poeton ancestors.
Poeton Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Poeton Research
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Upcoming Poeton Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Poeton 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Poeton reunion.