Welcome to the Brox 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 Brox 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 Brox ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Brox Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Brox 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 Brox ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Brox Ancestors
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 Brox ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Brox my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Brox
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 Brox records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Brox family history resource today.
Origins of the Brox Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Brox last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Brox 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.
Brox 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 Brox 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 Brox research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Brox Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Brox 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 Brox family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Brox 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 Brox 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 Brox ancestors.
Brox Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Brox was the 65308th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Brox Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Brox, 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 Brox 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 Brox 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 Brox reunion.