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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Brownell family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brownell Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Brownell 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 Brownell family tree.

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Miscellaneous Brownell Databases

Look at the Ellis Island Database for information on the Brownell family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brownell

Wikipedia Sonia Mary Brownell (25 August 1918?11 December 1980) was the second and last wife of writer George Orwell, whose real name was Eric Arthur Blair.
Wikipedia William Crary Brownell (August 30, 1851 ? July 22, 1928) was an American literary and art critic, born in New York.
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Wikipedia Baker Brownell (12 December 1887 - 5 April 1965) was an American philosopher.
Wikipedia Brad Brownell (born November 15, 1968 in Evansville, Indiana) is the current head basketball coach at Wright State University.
Wikipedia Henry Howard Brownell (February 6, 1820 ? 1872) was an American poet and historian.
Wikipedia Francis Edwin Brownell (1840 ? March 15, 1894) was a soldier and recipient of the Medal of Honor for killing the murderer of Col.
Wikipedia Air Commodore Raymond James Brownell CBE, MC, MM (17 May 1894 ? 12 April 1974) was a senior officer in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) and a First World War flying ace.