Welcome to the Peluso Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Peluso surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Peluso genealogy.
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I. The Peluso Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Peluso family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Peluso brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
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II. Peluso Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Peluso 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 Peluso research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Peluso records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Peluso family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Peluso Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Peluso last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Peluso 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.
IV. Peluso DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Peluso 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 Peluso research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Peluso Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Peluso ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Peluso family history.
VI. Networking with Peluso 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 Peluso 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 Peluso ancestors.
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VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Peluso Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Peluso, 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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IX. Upcoming Peluso Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Peluso 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 Peluso reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Peluso genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Mar/2014.
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