is to compile a database of all known Bray Families in
. This is a "Work In
Progress", check back for updates to your family from time to time as I
work through cemetery transcripts and newspapers. All State BDM's are now included so if your Brays were born,
married or died in Australia before the various state privacy cut off dates,
you should find them here! I welcome your corrections or additions as my aim is
to have this database as complete and accurate as possible. For privacy
reasons, details of living people have been suppressed; however, I may
have more recent family information in my database. This information will only
be passed on to other close family members. Where date of death is
not known a span of 100 years has been enforced. You may find the same person
listed more than once for different life events. This occurs when I have not
been able to fully identify the individual due to a common first name. I
would appreciate being informed when an instance of this is found so that I can
correct it. Australia
We have a Y-DNA Surname Project on Family Tree DNA's web site and I encourage
all male Brays who have tested to join this project. I also encourage those Bray
men who have not yet tested to please consider this and join our project. The
more results we have the better opportunity we will have of identifying the
origin of the various Bray families.
PLEASE NOTE: Except for my own family lines, this data was mainly compiled from indexes and lists such as State BDMs and Cemetery Transcripts. Information has also been supplied by many other researchers and I am very grateful for their support, their contributions are acknowleged in the list of sources. Thanks again to all of you. Therefore this information MUST be treated as a guide only and you should verify all information found here.
The use of Before or After Event Dates. - I have inserted these dates for all events where actual dates are not yet known and they are NOT meant to imply actual dates. This has been done purely to act as a guide for me when researching as I often have many people with the same name. Where an approximate date is known from a source I use circa (c).
I have decided to place my maternal family tree on line for the interest of others and in the hope that I may be contacted by other related people as I have never placed any of my data on subscription websites (although I notice others have done so). To enter the site, click the above link. The explanations of my site policies also apply to this information.
Note: The Bray site has been prepared using the programs, The Master Genealogist (which is no longer supported) and the website program Second site. The Embleton site has been compiled and prepared using the program Legacy Family Tree. Although the result is not as good, this has been done deliberately as a way of learning a current program. So I hope you can navigate this and find who you are looking for.