Welcome to the Prunzo 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 Prunzo 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 Prunzo ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Prunzo Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Prunzo family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Prunzo brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prunzo 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 Prunzo ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Prunzo my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prunzo
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Prunzo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Prunzo family history resource today.
Origins of the Prunzo Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Prunzo surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Prunzo DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Prunzo 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Prunzo research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
Prunzo Family History
There is more to exploring your Prunzo 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Finding Probate Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Prunzo family history.
Networking with Prunzo 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Prunzo 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 Prunzo ancestors.
Prunzo Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Prunzo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Prunzo, 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 Prunzo Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Prunzo 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 Prunzo reunion.