The Broadway Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Broadway Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Broadway Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Broadway

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Broadway Surname

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

Broadway 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 Broadway family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Broadway research?, then this FAQ may help.

Broadway Family History

There is more to exploring your Broadway 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 Was my Broadway ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Broadway 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 Broadway 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 Broadway ancestors.

Broadway Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Broadway was the 4011th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Broadway Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Broadway, 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

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Broadway 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 Broadway 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Broadway reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Broadway Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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