Welcome to the Pykin surname checklist page.

The Pykin Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Pykin 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 Pykin 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 Pykin genealogy.

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I. The Pykin Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pykin Ancestors

II. Pykin Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Pykin 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 Pykin research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pykin

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Pykin Surname

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

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Pykin ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Pykin research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

V. Pykin 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 Pykin 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Pykin family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Pykin 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 Pykin 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 Pykin ancestors.

VII. Pykin Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Pykin Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pykin, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Pykin Family Reunions

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

 

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