Welcome to the Pepitone 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 Pepitone 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 Pepitone ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Pepitone Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pepitone family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pepitone brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pepitone Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Pepitone 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 Pepitone research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pepitone
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pepitone records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pepitone family history resource today.
Origins of the Pepitone 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 Pepitone surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Pepitone DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Pepitone ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Pepitone research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Pepitone Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Pepitone 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Pepitone family history.
Networking with Pepitone 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 Pepitone 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 Pepitone ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Pepitone Research
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Upcoming Pepitone Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pepitone 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 Pepitone reunion.