Welcome to the Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Pyecroft Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pyecroft family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pyecroft brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pyecroft Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Pyecroft records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Practical Advise for Researching Immigrants" can help accelerate your Pyecroft research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pyecroft
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pyecroft records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pyecroft family history resource today.
Origins of the Pyecroft Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Pyecroft 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.
Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Pyecroft Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft family history.
Networking with Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft ancestors.
Pyecroft Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Pyecroft Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pyecroft, 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 Pyecroft Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pyecroft 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 Pyecroft reunion.