The Bersa Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Bersa 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 Bersa 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 Bersa ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Bersa Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Bersa 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 Bersa ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bersa Ancestors

Bersa Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Bersa 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 Bersa research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bersa

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 Bersa records matching Bersa records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Bersa family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bersa 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 Bersa surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Bersa DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Bersa relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Bersa research?, then this FAQ may help.

Bersa Family History

There is more to exploring your Bersa ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Bersa documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bersa 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 Bersa 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 Bersa ancestors.

Bersa Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Bersa Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bersa, 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."

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Upcoming Bersa 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 Bersa 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 Bersa reunion.

See Also

Persa   Berca   Berso   Borsa   Bersi   Bers   Ersa  

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