Welcome to the Potempski 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 Potempski 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 Potempski ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Potempski Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Potempski family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Potempski brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Potempski Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Potempski ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Potempski births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Potempski
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Potempski records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Potempski family history resource today.
Origins of the Potempski 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 Potempski surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Potempski 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 Potempski 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 Potempski research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Potempski 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 Potempski 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 "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Potempski family history.
Networking with Potempski 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 Potempski 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 Potempski ancestors.
Potempski Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Potempski Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Potempski, 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 Potempski Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Potempski 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 Potempski reunion.