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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


• I'm looking for the parents of Alexander Prentice, born in Carluke 1798, died Carluke Feb. 23, 1887. an elder in the Original Secession church.
» Helen Prentice [2001-08-03]
• Please could someone provide me with information about the Prentice's who settled in South Africa. As far as I know, they settled in Cape town and a son was born there with the name of James.
» Sally-Ann Urtel [2000-10-05]
• Searching desperately for the whereabouts of Alexander Prentice and Samuel George Prentice. Possibly born in Ireland or Rhodesia. has lived in Spain many years. Approx 67 years old. Three sons. ... (more)
» Carmel Langdon [2017-11-22]
• can anyone help me please i am looking for decendants of alexander ross prentice born about 1898 in wishar and after his marriage to mary clark lived in lanark scotland. moving to melbourne australia... (more)
» rob eason [2002-05-16]

Recent Comments


• Glenn McDonnell: Kindly note the following corrections to "7.5 Thomas Prentice, b. 1788 in Oundle, Northamptonshire …". Thomas is my 4th Great Grandfather, not my 4th Great Uncle. He was baptised in ... (more)
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• Ken Levine: In reading the story on William Prentis, the only issues I have about the of marriage William Prentis to Mary Brooke. They were married before 1726 when John Brooke wrote his will leaving his house t... (more)
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• Glenn McDonnell: Ancestor #11 John Prentice's father-in-law Richard Dix was also a surgeon as is recorded on his headstone in Smallburgh churchyard, Norfolk: Sacred // to the Memory of // RICHARD DIX // Surgeon /... (more)
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• Glenn McDonnell: Thanks to the recent ThruLines application at ancestry, I find I have DNA connections through the Oundle line to the Prentice families of Oundle and North Walsham, as well as to the Mawson family thr... (more)
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• Daniel Prentice: I am trying to find parents for Alexander Prentice, born in Canada in 1857. I believe his father may be from Nova Scotia originally. I would like to learn his mother's name and origin as well. Coul... (more)
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Featured Museum Items


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» Prentiss/Whitman Bible - Holy Bible, Old and New Testaments, published in Philadelphia by Samuel D. Burlock Co. (mid to late 1800s). A present to Henry W. Prentiss from his uncle Henry F. Whitman.
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» 10 cent note issued by Jas. H. Prentice, Hat Manufacturer - Hat factory on Raymond St. in Brooklyn N.Y.
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» El Banco Mines Co., stock certificate, 1932 - Harry Prentiss, President, Freeland Jones, Treasurer
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