The Retza Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Retza Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Retza Ancestors

Retza Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Retza 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 Retza research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Retza

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Retza DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Retza family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Retza research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Retza Family History

There is more to exploring your Retza 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 Retza documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Retza 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Retza 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 Retza ancestors.

Retza Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Retza Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Retza, 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 Retza 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 Retza 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Retza reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Retza Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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