The Prive Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Prive Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prive Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prive

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Prive Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Prive last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Prive 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.

Prive DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Prive 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Prive research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".

Prive Family History

There is more to exploring your Prive 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 Where can I find a biography of my Prive ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Prive 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 Prive 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 Prive ancestors.

Prive Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Prive was the 49918th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Prive Research

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

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

See Also

Priva   Privi   Privo   Priv   Rive  

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