The Renna Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Renna Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Renna family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Renna brick wall? Read "Searching For A Needle In An Ancestral Haystack" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Renna Ancestors

Renna Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Renna records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Renna research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Renna

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Renna Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Renna last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Renna 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.

Renna DNA Projects

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

Renna Family History

There is more to exploring your Renna 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Renna documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Renna Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Renna 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 Renna ancestors.

Renna Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Renna was the 24280th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Renna Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Renna, 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

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Upcoming Renna Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Renna booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Renna reunion.

See Also

Rena   Remma   Rinna   Renno   Renni   Renny   Renn   Enna  

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