The Prestr Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Prestr Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prestr Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prestr

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Prestr Surname

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

Prestr DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Prestr 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 Prestr research?, then this FAQ may help.

Prestr Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Prestr ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Prestr family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Prestr 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 Prestr 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 Prestr ancestors.

Prestr Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Prestr Research

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

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

See Also

Prestra   Prestre   Prestri   Prest   Restr  

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