Latest projects


To add a bit of interest to the information about a person, and to see if there are any common characteristics across all the Pratleys, I'd like to add photographs to this web-site.

So if your family has any photographs of the Pratleys, especially of the older members of the family, and you wouldn't mind them appearing on this web-site, I'd be very grateful if you could send them on. (If you have some photos but don't have access to a scanner, let me know, and I'll see what I can arrange.)

DNA Study

In an attempt to bridge the gap between the 1600s and the 1700s which has been left by the missing baptism register, and determine how all the various branches of the Pratley family are related, I've set up a DNA project with FamilyTreeDNA. If we can get as many male Pratleys as possible to participate, we should be able to build up a good picture of how each line descends from William Spratley.

More information about how to join the project, and the results so far, can be found here.