The Brin Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Brin Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Brin Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Brin

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Brin Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Brin last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Brin 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.

Brin DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Brin 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Brin research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Brin Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Brin ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Brin family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Brin 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 Brin 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 Brin ancestors.

Brin Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Brin was the 21026th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Brin Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Brin, 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 Brin 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 Brin 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 Brin reunion.

See Also

Prin   Brim   Bryn   Bren   Breen   Brina   Brine   Brini   Bri   MacBrin   McBrin   O'Brin   Rin  

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