The Pettygrew Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Pettygrew Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pettygrew family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pettygrew brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

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Pettygrew Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pettygrew

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Pettygrew records matching Pettygrew records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pettygrew family history resource today.

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Origins of the Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Pettygrew DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Pettygrew Family History

There is more to exploring your Pettygrew 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Pettygrew family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew ancestors.

Pettygrew Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Pettygrew Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pettygrew, 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 Pettygrew Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pettygrew 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 Pettygrew reunion.

See Also

Pettigrew   Pettygre  

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