Ainley records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Ainley family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. 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


New to Family History? Check out our Getting Started page. Check out House Of Names to investigate the origins of the Ainley surname or get a copy of the Ainley family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Ainley Genealogy

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Ainley

Wikipedia Anthony Ainley (20 August 1932 ? 3 May 2004) was an English actor best known for his work on British television and particularly for his role as the Master in "Doctor Who".
Wikipedia Richard Ainley (22 December 1910 ? 18 May 1967) was a stage and film actor, son of Henry Ainley and half-brother of Anthony Ainley.
Wikipedia Joe Ainley (28 October 1878 ? 18 November 1907) was an English cricketer: a wicket-keeper and right-handed batsman.