Welcome to the Putnoki Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Putnoki surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Putnoki genealogy.
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I. The Putnoki Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Putnoki family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Putnoki brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Putnoki Ancestors
II. Putnoki 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 Putnoki 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 Putnoki research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Putnoki
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Putnoki records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Putnoki family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Putnoki 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 Putnoki surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Putnoki DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Putnoki 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 Putnoki research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Putnoki 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 Putnoki 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 Putnoki family history.
VI. Networking with Putnoki 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 Putnoki 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 Putnoki ancestors.
VII. Putnoki Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Putnoki Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Putnoki, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Putnoki Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Putnoki 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 Putnoki reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Putnoki genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 12/Dec/2013.
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