Welcome to the Prizer 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 Prizer 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 Prizer ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Prizer Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Prizer family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Prizer brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prizer 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 Prizer ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Prizer my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prizer
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Prizer records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Prizer family history resource today.
Origins of the Prizer Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Prizer last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Prizer 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.
Prizer 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 Prizer 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 Prizer research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Prizer Family History
There is more to exploring your Prizer 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 Prizer ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Prizer 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 Prizer 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 Prizer ancestors.
Prizer Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Prizer Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Prizer, 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."
Upcoming Prizer Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Prizer 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 Prizer reunion.