Welcome to the Putko 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 Putko 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 Putko ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Putko Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Putko family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Putko brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Putko Ancestors
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 Putko ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Putko research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Putko
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Putko records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Putko family history resource today.
Origins of the Putko 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 Putko surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Putko DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Putko 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 Putko research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Putko 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 Putko 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 Putko family history.
Networking with Putko 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 Putko 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 Putko ancestors.
Putko Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Putko Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Putko, 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 Putko Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Putko 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 Putko reunion.