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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brannan Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Brannan 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 below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. 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 Brannan family tree.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brannan

Wikipedia Samuel Brannan (March 2, 1819 ? May 14, 1889) was an American settler and journalist, who founded the "California Star" newspaper in San Francisco.
Wikipedia Charles Franklin Brannan (August 23,1903 ? July 2, 1992) was the Secretary of Agriculture from 1948 to 1953.
Wikipedia Nels Cooper Brannan (born November 7, 1984 in Houston, Texas) was a former US Marine who briefly played minor league baseball for the San Diego Padres.
Wikipedia John Milton Brannan (July 1, 1819 ? December 16, 1892) was a career American Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War.