Welcome to the Brima 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 Brima 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 Brima ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Brima Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Brima 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 Brima ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Brima Ancestors
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 Brima ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Brima my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Brima
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 matching Brima records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Brima family history resource today.
Origins of the Brima Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Brima last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Brima 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.
Brima DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Brima ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Brima research?, then this FAQ may help.
Brima Family History
There is more to exploring your Brima 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 Brima documents? is always useful.
Networking with Brima 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 Brima 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 Brima ancestors.
Brima Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Brima Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Brima, 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 Brima 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 Brima 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 Brima reunion.