The Pana Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Pana Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pana Ancestors

Pana Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Pana 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 city directories be used to help my Pana research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pana

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Pana Surname

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

Pana 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 Pana family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Pana research?, then this FAQ may help.

Pana Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Pana ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Pana family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Pana 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 Pana 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 Pana ancestors.

Pana Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Pana was the 50104th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Pana Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pana 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Pana reunion.

See Also

Bana   Pama   Pane   Pani   Pano   Panu   Pany   Pan   Ana  

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