The Proner Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Proner Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Proner Ancestors

Proner Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Proner ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Proner my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Proner

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Proner Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Proner last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Proner ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Proner DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Proner 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 Proner research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Proner Family History

There is more to exploring your Proner 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 Where can I find a biography of my Proner ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Proner 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Proner 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 Proner ancestors.

Proner Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Proner Research

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

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

See Also

Broner   Roner  

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

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