The Braun Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Braun Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Braun Ancestors

Braun Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Braun ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Braun my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Braun

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Braun Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Braun ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Braun 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.

Braun DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Braun 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Braun research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Braun 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 Braun 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 "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Braun family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Braun 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Braun 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 Braun ancestors.

Braun Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Braun was the 1149th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Braun Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Braun, 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 Braun 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 Braun 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Braun reunion.

See Also

Praun   Braum   Brawn   Broun   Brown   Braeun   Brehun   Braune   Brauni   Brau   Raun  

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Surname Finder, The Braun Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2018.

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