Welcome to the Peise 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 Peise 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 Peise ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Peise Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Peise family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Peise brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Peise Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Peise 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 Peise research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Peise
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Peise records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Peise family history resource today.
Origins of the Peise Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Peise last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Peise 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.
Peise DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Peise 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Peise research?, then this FAQ may help.
Peise Family History
There is more to exploring your Peise 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 Where can I find a biography of my Peise ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Peise 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 Peise 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 Peise ancestors.
Peise Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Peise Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Peise, 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 Peise Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Peise 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Peise reunion.