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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


• My gggrandmother was Margaret PRENTICE born about 1812 in Scotland. She married William SINCLAIR who was born about 1811 also in Scotland. They emigrated to Whitby Township, Ontario County. Upper... (more)
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• If you descend from the famous still-life artist Levi Wells Prentice ( 1851-1935) who worked in New York, here is one of his paintings for your data base: http:/ / www. auctionzip. com/ auction-lot/ Levi-Wells-Prentice-American-New-York, -1851_C004299B74/
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• Educational and birth background of George Prentice, originally of Virginia, then Wisconsin, doing lumber barging business from Canada over Great Lakes, and drowned in the great storm of '88, I ... (more)
» Marlys Prentice [2001-02-18]
• My true name is Prentice Hartley Jr. John Dodd's Hartley web page has Prentices' intermarried with Hartleys'. Would any one have any information on the back ground of the Prentice name. Or if ther... (more)
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Recent Comments


• 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)
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• 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)
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• Maryfrance Mccauley: Are there any List on any Prentice Irish Families
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• 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.
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• Maggi Macaulay: My Great Great Great Grandfather was this George Prentice, and John was my Great Great Grandfather. I have photos of John and his wife Margaret Wilson
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Featured Museum Items


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» H. Prentiss and Company invoice, 1881 - Invoice for plug taps. Sold to New York Fire Dept.
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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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» Letter from Perry Prentiss to Isaac Harter, 1898 - Perry Prentiss was a director of the Morris Ball Pulverizer Company.
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