Welcome to the Prous 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 Prous 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 Prous ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
Completed by on
The Prous Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Prous family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Prous brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prous 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 Prous ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Prous my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prous
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Prous records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Prous family history resource today.
Origins of the Prous Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Prous last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Prous 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.
Prous DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Prous 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 Prous research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Prous Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Prous 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 "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Prous family history.
Networking with Prous 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 Prous 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 Prous ancestors.
Prous Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Prous Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Prous, 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."
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 Prous Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Prous 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Prous reunion.