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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brainerd Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Brainerd Genealogy that will form part of your family tree. Although records vary from country to country, they are normally the most formal record of a person's relations. From the sources listed below it will be possible to locate a birth record and, from that record, a birth certificate may be obtainable which is likely to list the names of the parents, therefore taking you back another generation. A marriage certificate may also list the names of the respective fathers of the bride and groom which may then help you to find them earlier in life on a census record enabling you to fill out more detail in the Brainerd family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brainerd

Wikipedia Ezra Brainerd (December 17, 1844 ? December 8, 1924) was president of Middlebury College from 1885 until 1908.
Wikipedia Lawrence Brainerd (March 16, 1794 ? May 9, 1870) was a businessman, abolitionist and United States Senator from Vermont.
Wikipedia Paul Brainerd (born 1947) is a pioneer in the field of computer-aided editing, design and publishing.
Wikipedia Samuel Myron Brainerd (November 13, 1842 ? November 21, 1898) was a Republican member of the U.
Wikipedia Eleanor Hoyt Brainerd (January 31, 1868-March 18, 1942) was an American author of the early 20th century.
Wikipedia Erastus Brainerd (25 February 1855 ? 25 December 1922) was an American journalist and art museum curator.