The Brouwer Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Brouwer Family Tree

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

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

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

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Origins of the Brouwer Surname

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

Brouwer DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Brouwer relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Brouwer research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Brouwer Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Brouwer ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Researching Masonic Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Brouwer family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Brouwer 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 Brouwer 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 Brouwer ancestors.

Brouwer Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Brouwer was the 14678th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Brouwer Research

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

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