Welcome to the Bromer Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Bromer surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Bromer genealogy.
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I. The Bromer Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Bromer 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 Bromer ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bromer Ancestors
II. Bromer 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 Bromer ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Bromer my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bromer
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 Bromer records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Bromer family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Bromer Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Bromer last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Bromer 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.
IV. Bromer DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Bromer 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 Bromer research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Bromer Family History
There is more to exploring your Bromer 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 Where can I find a biography of my Bromer ancestor? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Bromer 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 Bromer 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 Bromer ancestors.
VII. Bromer Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Bromer Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bromer, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Bromer 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 Bromer 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 Bromer reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Bromer genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 09/Dec/2013.
If you host the Bromer blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.