Acton records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Acton 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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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Acton Genealogy

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Acton

Wikipedia Loren Wilber Acton (born March 7, 1936) is an American physicist who flew on Space Shuttle mission STS-51-F as a Payload Specialist for the Lockheed Palo Alto Research Laboratory.
Wikipedia John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton, KCVO, DL (10 January 1834 ? 19 June 1902), known as Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Bt from 1837 to 1869, was an English historian, the only son of Sir Ferdinand Dalberg-Acton, 7th Baronet and grandson of the Neapolitan admiral, Sir John Acton, 6th Baronet.
Wikipedia Abraham Acton, VC (1893 ? 1915) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Wikipedia Elizabeth "Eliza" Acton (17 April 1799 ? 13 February 1859) was an English poet and cook who produced one of the country's first cookbooks aimed at the domestic reader rather than the professional cook or chef, "Modern Cookery for Private Families".
Wikipedia Charles Januarius Edward Acton was an English cardinal born at Naples, 6 March 1803; died at Naples, 23 June 1847.
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