Welcome to the Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla genealogy.
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I. The Puzzilla Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Puzzilla family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Puzzilla brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Puzzilla Ancestors
II. Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Puzzilla research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Puzzilla
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Puzzilla records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Puzzilla family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Puzzilla Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Puzzilla 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. Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla 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 "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Puzzilla family history.
VI. Networking with Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla ancestors.
VII. Puzzilla Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Puzzilla Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Puzzilla, 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 Puzzilla Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Puzzilla 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 Puzzilla reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Puzzilla genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Mar/2014.
If you host the Puzzilla 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.