Welcome to the Pyndell 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 Pyndell 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 Pyndell ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Pyndell Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pyndell family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pyndell brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pyndell Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Pyndell 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 Pyndell research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pyndell
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pyndell records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pyndell family history resource today.
Origins of the Pyndell Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Pyndell last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Pyndell 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.
Pyndell 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 Pyndell 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 Pyndell research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
Pyndell Family History
There is more to exploring your Pyndell 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 can I find a biography of my Pyndell ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Pyndell 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 Pyndell 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 Pyndell ancestors.
Pyndell Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Pyndell Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pyndell, 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."
Upcoming Pyndell Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pyndell 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Pyndell reunion.