Welcome to the Prim 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 Prim 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 Prim ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Prim Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Prim family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Prim brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prim 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 Prim ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Prim my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prim
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Prim records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Prim family history resource today.
Origins of the Prim Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Prim last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Prim 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.
Prim DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Prim 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Prim research?, then this FAQ may help.
Prim Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Prim ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Prim family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Prim 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 Prim 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 Prim ancestors.
Prim Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Prim was the 17602nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Prim Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Prim, 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 Prim Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Prim 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Prim reunion.