About our Editor, Joe Dewald
Publisher: The Prentice Newsletter was published by L. J. Dewald, 7472 Whistlestop Way, Roseville, CA 95747-8353.
Background: About 25 years ago Joe started researching the PRENTICE ancestry of his father's mother, Florence Prentice, tracing the line eventually to the early 1500s in England.
In the process, he found himself having to trace other Prentices to determine whether or not they were part of that same line. On some of the lines, some going back to the 1300s, he found that their ancestors lived as close as 13 miles from his own Prentice ancestor, so it seems likely there is a common ancestor who he's not yet identified.
After Joe retired, and as an avocation, he began the PRENTICE NEWSLETTER. He has more than 35,000 Prentices and their spouses in his computerized database and correspondents all over the world who provide information as a means of coordinating research efforts and sharing their information to help others in tracing their roots.