The Porthouse Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Porthouse Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Porthouse Ancestors

Porthouse Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Porthouse ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Porthouse births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Porthouse

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

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Military Records

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

Porthouse DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Porthouse 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 Porthouse research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Porthouse 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 Porthouse 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Porthouse family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Porthouse 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 Porthouse 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 Porthouse ancestors.

Porthouse Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Porthouse Research

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

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

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