Welcome to the Paquotte 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 Paquotte 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 Paquotte ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Paquotte Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Paquotte family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Paquotte brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Paquotte Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Paquotte 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 Paquotte research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Paquotte
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Paquotte records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Paquotte family history resource today.
Origins of the Paquotte 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 Paquotte surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Paquotte DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Paquotte relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Paquotte research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Paquotte 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 Paquotte 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 Paquotte family history.
Networking with Paquotte 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 Paquotte 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 Paquotte ancestors.
Paquotte Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Paquotte Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Paquotte, 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."
Upcoming Paquotte Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Paquotte 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 Paquotte reunion.