The Prescott Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Prescott Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prescott Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prescott

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Prescott Surname

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

Prescott DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Prescott 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Prescott research?, then this FAQ may help.

Prescott Family History

There is more to exploring your Prescott 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 Prescott family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Prescott 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 Prescott 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 Prescott ancestors.

Prescott Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Prescott was the 1965th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Prescott Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Prescott, 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 Prescott Family Reunions

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

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