Welcome to the Pricke 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 Pricke 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 Pricke ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Pricke Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Pricke family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Pricke brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Pricke 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 Pricke ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Pricke my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Pricke
Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Pricke records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Pricke family history resource today.
Origins of the Pricke Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Pricke last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Pricke 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.
Pricke 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 Pricke 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 Pricke research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Pricke Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Pricke ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Finding The Family History" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Pricke family history.
Networking with Pricke 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 Pricke 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 Pricke ancestors.
Pricke Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Pricke Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Pricke, 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 Pricke Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Pricke 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 Pricke reunion.