The Potoma Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

Completed by on

  Database Search: GenealogyBank.com ($)
Enter information about one of your ancestors and click search:

  First Name: Last Name: Location:   

The Potoma Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Potoma Ancestors

Potoma Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Potoma

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Potoma DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Potoma ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Potoma research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Potoma 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 Potoma 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Potoma family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Potoma 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 Potoma 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 Potoma ancestors.

Potoma Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Potoma Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Potoma, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Potoma Family Reunions

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

Citation:
Surname Finder, The Potoma Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Potoma genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 19/Nov/2018.

To keep track of the latest transcriptions published by Genealogy Today, please follow Illya D'Addezio on Facebook, @illyadaddezio on Twitter, or +IllyaDAddezio on Google+.

Copyright © 1998-2018 Genealogy Today LLC. All Rights Reserved.

If you host the Potoma blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.

 

Small Surname Finder Logo. Please Do NOT link to this image. You MAY download it onto your web server.

 

It took 0.334822 second(s) to prepare this page.

Powered by MivaScript ( 3.9700 ) from Miva Merchant