The Briest Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Briest Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Briest Ancestors

Briest 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 Briest ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Briest my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Briest

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Briest Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Briest last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Briest ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Briest 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 Briest family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Briest research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Briest Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Briest ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Briest family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Briest 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Briest 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 Briest ancestors.

Briest Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Briest Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Briest, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming Briest 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 Briest 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Briest reunion.

See Also

Priest   Bries   O'Briest   Riest  

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