Welcome to the Prusak 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 Prusak 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 Prusak ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Prusak Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Prusak family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Prusak brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Prusak 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 Prusak ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Prusak my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Prusak
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Prusak records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Prusak family history resource today.
Origins of the Prusak 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 Prusak surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Prusak DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Prusak 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Prusak research?, then this FAQ may help.
Prusak Family History
There is more to exploring your Prusak 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Prusak documents? is always useful.
Networking with Prusak 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 Prusak 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 Prusak ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Prusak Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Prusak, 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 Prusak Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Prusak 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 Prusak reunion.