logo bar
  What's new... recent updates Researching Brebner/Bremner Genealogies Worldwide Since 1988 Site Search
Databases Genealogies Gravestones Photographs
About the author...
Addresses and locations
BMD/Vital Statistics Databases
  Births and Christenings
  Deaths and Burials
  Wills, Probates, Testaments
Census Data
  Canadian Census 1851-1916
  United Kingdom Census 1841-1911
  United States Census 1790-1930
  City Directories
Commercial Services
Compiled Genealogies
  Locate Genealogies by Area
  Locate Genealogies by Spouse
Getting started on this site
Home Page
Monumental Inscriptions
Name Origins
Other Family Names
Photographs & Portraits
Project Status
Publications and Presentations
Research Philosophy
Researchers' Database
Site Search
Technical Corner
Text Documents, Biographies, Extracts
What's New...
Suggestions for using this site...
Welcome to my pages of Brebner/Bremner data. If this is your first visit, reading this page will help you make the most of your time on the site.

If you are looking for birth, marriage or death information for a specific individual, then the database search page is the place to start. These databases are updated on the last weekend of each month, and are the most comprehensive sources for specific individuals.

If you know the area that your ancestors came from, or already have an idea of their names, then a visit to the selected genealogies page might find your family group. Compiled genealogies are being added regularly to this page, and now number over 450 families.

For information of Brebner/Bremner individuals in the 20th century, the City Directories search page is a good place to look for those recent relatives. These are predominantly Canadian, with some US and British directories, and are a work in progress. Listings for some Canadian cities are now available to the year 2000.

For more general information, I suggest the biographies, census, historical and origins sections.

If you're looking for a specific location, such as a farm or street name, then the addresses and locations search may be able to help you.

The several hundred text documents detailing the Brebner/Bremner doings throughout the centuries can best be searched using the keyword site search facility.

The site is very much an ongoing project, and some areas may not have much (or any!) information at present. Visit again and I'm sure you'll find something of interest. If you have material, photographs, old journals, newspaper articles and so-on that might be of interest, I'd be happy to add them to this collection.

If you have any questions or comments, I'd be delighted to hear from you at If I can be of any help in finding your elusive Brebner/Bremner/Brymer ancestors, please drop me a line.

Good Luck!

John A. Brebner

E-mail John Brebner   © 2011 John A. Brebner