Welcome to the Pregg 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 Pregg 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 Pregg genealogy.
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I. The Pregg Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pregg family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pregg brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pregg Ancestors
II. Pregg Genealogy
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Pregg ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Pregg my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pregg
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pregg records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pregg family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Pregg Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Pregg ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Pregg 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 Pregg family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Pregg research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Pregg Family History
There is more to exploring your Pregg 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where is the book on my Pregg family? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Pregg 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Pregg 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 Pregg ancestors.
VII. Pregg Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Pregg Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pregg, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Pregg Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pregg 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Pregg reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Pregg genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 04/Dec/2013.
If you host the Pregg blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.