The Brocktrup Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Brocktrup Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Brocktrup Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Brocktrup

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Brocktrup Surname

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

Brocktrup 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 Brocktrup 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 Brocktrup research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Brocktrup 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 Brocktrup 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 "Finding The Family History" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Brocktrup family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Brocktrup 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 Brocktrup 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 Brocktrup ancestors.

Brocktrup Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Brocktrup Research

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

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

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