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The Pyi Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Pyi 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 Pyi 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 Pyi genealogy.

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I. The Pyi Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pyi family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pyi brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pyi Ancestors

II. Pyi Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Pyi 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 Pyi research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pyi

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Pyi records matching Pyi records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pyi family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Pyi Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Pyi last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Pyi 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. Pyi DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Pyi 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 Pyi research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Pyi Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Pyi 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 Pyi family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Pyi 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 Pyi 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 Pyi ancestors.

VII. Pyi Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Pyi Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pyi, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
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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 Pyi Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pyi 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 Pyi reunion.

 

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