Welcome to the Pior 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 Pior 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 Pior genealogy.
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I. The Pior Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pior family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pior brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
II. Pior Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Pior ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Pior ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pior records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pior family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Pior Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Pior last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Pior 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. Pior DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Pior 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 Pior research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Pior Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Pior ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Pior family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Pior 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 Pior 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 Pior ancestors.
VII. Pior Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Pior Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pior, 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 Pior Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pior 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 Pior reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Pior genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 19/May/2013.
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