Welcome to the Pillo 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 Pillo 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 Pillo ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Pillo Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pillo family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pillo brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pillo Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Pillo ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Pillo ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pillo
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pillo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pillo family history resource today.
Origins of the Pillo Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Pillo last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Pillo 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.
Pillo DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Pillo 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 Pillo research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Pillo Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Pillo ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Pillo family history.
Networking with Pillo 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 Pillo 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 Pillo ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Pillo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pillo, 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 Pillo Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pillo 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 Pillo reunion.