Welcome to the Pilbrook 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 Pilbrook 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 Pilbrook ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Pilbrook Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pilbrook family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pilbrook brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pilbrook Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Pilbrook ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Pilbrook ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pilbrook
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pilbrook records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pilbrook family history resource today.
Origins of the Pilbrook Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Pilbrook last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Pilbrook 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.
Pilbrook DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Pilbrook family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Pilbrook research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Pilbrook Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Pilbrook 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Pilbrook family history.
Networking with Pilbrook 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 Pilbrook 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 Pilbrook ancestors.
Pilbrook Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Pilbrook Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pilbrook, 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 Pilbrook Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pilbrook 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 Pilbrook reunion.