The Prance Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Prance 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 Prance 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 Prance ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Prance Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prance Ancestors

Prance 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 Prance ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Prance my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prance

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Prance Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Prance 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.

Prance DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Prance 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 Prance research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Prance Family History

There is more to exploring your Prance 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 How do I find my Prance family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Prance 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 Prance 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 Prance ancestors.

Prance Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Prance Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Prance, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Prance Family Reunions

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

See Also

Pranke   Pranc   Rance  

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Surname Finder, The Prance Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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