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Libraries and Bookstores

A collection of genealogy libraries and bookstores. Please add comments or send in others that you know of.

Genealogy Libraries

Sutro Library - J. Paul Leonard Library – Sutro Library, Fifth Floor, San Francisco State University, 1630 Holloway Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132-4030. 415-469-6100. Open Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding state holidays.

New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) - 101 Newbury Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02116-3007; Phone: (617) 536-5740; Fax: (617) 536-7307

Genealogy Bookstores

American Ancestors (New England Historic Genealogical Society)

Higginson Books - Genealogical and Historical Books

Heritage Books Inc. - Genealogies

Heraldry Today - UK books

Park Genealogical Books - Specialists in genealogy and local history for Minnesota, Wisconsin, North and South Dakota and the surrounding area

PrenticeNet Book Collection: Prentice Related

Eight Generations the ancestry, education, and life of William Packer Prentice, by his son, William Kelley Prentice, 1947.
Extensive biographies of William Packer Prentice and his ancestors: Henry (the planter), Solomon, Solomon, Solomon, Nathaniel Sartell, Sartell, and Ezra Parmelee. See Map of Cambridge in 1948, for the story of The Old Prentice House (187KB image).

Henry Harmon Spalding, by C.M. Drury, 1936
A detailed account of the life of H.H. Spalding, an early pioneer of the Oregon Teritory. Also contains information about Narcissa Prentiss.

The History and Genealogy of the Prentice, or Prentiss Family, First Edition, by C.J.F. Binney, 1852.
Purchased from Tuttle Antiquarian Books, Rutland, Vermont.

The History and Genealogy of the Prentice, or Prentiss Family, Second Edition, by C.J.F. Binney, 1883.
This book covers the history of the four main branches of the Prentice family in America from 1631 to 1883. It also lists many (aparently) unrelated Prenitces.

The Life and Times of Seargent Smith Prentiss, by Joseph D. Shields, 1883.
Among other things, a famous politician from Mississippi.

Marcus Whitman M.D., Pioneer and Martyr, by C.M. Drury, 1937
A detailed account of the life of Marcus Whitman, an early pioneer of the Oregon Teritory. Marcus was the husband of Narcissa Prentiss.

Narcissa Whitman, Pioneer of Oregon, by Jeanette Eaton, 1941
The life of Narcissa Prentiss Whitman.

The Prentice Family in the Western Reserve, by Charles R. Prentice, 1997.
The Descendants of Peleg Prentice who came to Indian Point, Ohio about 1825.

Warren Prentice, 1827-1916, Sailor, Soldier, Early Settler by Willard J. Prentice, 1986.
Genealogy and history of the Prentice family, descendants of Capt. Thomas Prentice. This book focuses on the life of Warren Prentice.

Where Wagons Could Go, by Narcissa Whitman and Eliza Spalding, 1808-1847; edited by C.M. Drury, 1963
Portions of the diaries of Narcissa Prentiss Whitman, Eliza Hart Spalding, Mary Augusta Dix Gray, and Sarah Gilbert Smith.

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Prentice Queries

• The Prentice family I am looking for is ALVIN S. PRENTICE 1813-1870 (NY?) He married Minerva LAUGHTON and had:ESTHER MARY 1848, SARAH JANE 1853 and MILTON EMERY 1856 (who was born Canastota, NY ... (more)
» Cherie [1998-03-21]
• Edward Prentice of Hornton, Nr Banbury, Oxfordshire 1790/ 91 I have searched many Parish Registers for Oxfordshire for the birth/ baptism of Edward Prentice without success; however I do have a copy of a will written by an Edward Prentis of Drayton, he died in 1808 In the list of items left to his family he leaves his second watch to Edward Prentis (no relation given to him) and to John Prentis his brother the lease of his farm. One theory I have and this brings me to Edward 1791-- at the beginning of the will he bequeaths unto Edward Simpkins natural son of Mary Simpkins of the Parish of Ratley the sum of 100 pounds, In the parish register of 1791 on the 3rd April, Edw Prince Simpkins was christened son of Mary. There is no further knowledge of this Edw (death, marriage, 1841 census) . Was 'Prince' (an unusual name) meant to be written as Prentice/ s? So could this be the Edward that eludes us. Unfortunately there is no proof. Drayton, Ratley, and Hornton are villages only a few miles within distance and crop up quite frequently in the research I have done prior to my family moving to Birmingham. I am going to check with my details and see if there is other dates. census etc: I can send, in the meantime I am sending conformation of my immediate family. Horace George Prentice m Ethel Ruth Hope 1 June 1935, Sparkhill, Birmingham David George Prentice b 4 July 1936, Solihull, Warwickshire. m Dinah White 16 July 1958 Coleshill, Warwickshire Dinah b 9 Sept 1935 Sheila Margaret Prentice b 4 June 1941 Solihull, Warwickshire m John Dunlop Dunn ! Sept 1962, Acocks Green, Birmingham. John b 12 June 1939, Glasgow, Scotland. David is a well known artist and has had many major exhibitions, you can find his details on the web site if you Google his name. Sheila Dunn (nee Prentice) 2013 08 13
» Sheila Dunn [2013-08-13]
• I am looking for information on Daniel, Harvey, and Sarah Prentice. Their parents names, where in Massachusetts they moved from because they ended up in Genessee County, NY where they must have had most of their 13 kids. Harvey's daughter Zevelia, Sarah's daughter Marion, and Daniel's daughter Nellie (Ellen) all were married to Justin A. Pettigrew, who was the brother of South Dakota's 1st state Senator, Richard Franklin Pettigrew. I'm doing research on Justin and looking for more information on his wives family since they are all related.
» Clarissa Thompson [2012-02-07]
• Has anyone located a Kindness PRENTESS in their lines? She was married to Thomas Hightower, Sr. b. 20-Mar-1712 in Va. I have seen her name spelled several different ways, but have no other inform... (more)
» Carol [1998-08-28]

Recent Comments

• J. Young: It now appears to me that the son of Mary Prentice and John Clark above named David Ellis Clark who is shown as father of Massey Mercy Ann Clark is more likely her older brother instead . M M A Clark... (more)
» Visit page [2018-01-25]
• Scott Bergeson: There is a town called Prentice, Wisconsin, founded by Alexander Prentice. Some information about the town is here: http://vil.prentice.wi.gov/historywalk/ , and the second or third red dot on the ma... (more)
» Visit page [2017-11-19]
• Maryfrance Mccauley: I'm looking for a phantom James Prentice form Ireland that came to Canada in 1855 (ish) he had three children Maryanne Dougal and Daniel with the Widow Jane Moore (muir) I want to find his Irish root... (more)
» Visit page [2017-11-15]
• Maryfrance Mccauley: Are there any List on any Prentice Irish Families
» Visit page [2017-11-15]
• Jennifer Hanson: Gilbert Prentis is mentioned several times in a list of deed abstracts from Delaware Co. between 1804-1808. The list can be found at the attached link.
» Visit page [2017-10-24]

Featured Museum Items

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» Reed-Prentice Co. Machinery Ad - Railway Mechanical Engineer magazine, January 1920
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» J.I. Prentiss & Co. check, 1897 - Check for $71.14. Made out to Bank of Suspension Bridge.
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» A.A. Prentiss & Co. invoice, 1904 - Invoice for 1000 ?? Sold to W. Lord.
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