Welcome to the Preckett 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 Preckett 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 Preckett ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Preckett Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Preckett family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Preckett brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Preckett Ancestors
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 Preckett ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Preckett my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Preckett
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Preckett records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Preckett family history resource today.
Origins of the Preckett Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Preckett 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.
Preckett 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 Preckett 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 Preckett research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Preckett 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 Preckett 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 "Finding The Family History" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Preckett family history.
Networking with Preckett 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 Preckett 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 Preckett ancestors.
Preckett Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Preckett Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Preckett, 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 Preckett Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Preckett 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 Preckett reunion.