The Bergmann Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Bergmann Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Bergmann surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Bergmann ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Bergmann Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Bergmann family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I find the second married name of a female Bergmann ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bergmann Ancestors

Bergmann Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Bergmann records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Bergmann research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bergmann

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Bergmann records matching Bergmann records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Bergmann family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bergmann Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Bergmann surname. Were you aware that Bergmann is a common German surname? The article "Tracing Your Roots to Germany" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Bergmann DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Bergmann family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Bergmann research?, then this FAQ may help.

Bergmann Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Bergmann ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Dealing With Those Pesky Family Legends" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Bergmann family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bergmann Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Bergmann queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Bergmann ancestors.

Bergmann Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Bergmann was the 7229th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Bergmann Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bergmann, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
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Upcoming Bergmann Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Bergmann booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Bergmann reunion.

See Also

Bergman   Burgmann   Berghman   Burgman  

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