The Brun Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Brun Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Brun Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Brun

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Brun Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Brun surname. Were you aware that Brun is a common French surname? The article "Finding French - cherchez la famille" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Brun DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Brun 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Brun research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Brun Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Brun 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 Brun family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Brun 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Brun 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 Brun ancestors.

Brun Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Brun was the 14972nd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Brun Research

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

See Also

Prun   Brum   Breun   Broon   Bruna   Brune   Bruni   Bruno   Bruny   Bru   Van   Run  

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