Alden records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Alden 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 Alden surname or get a copy of the Alden family Crest (a great gift idea!).


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Alden Family History

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

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ukDid you know that there are currently 6076 people with the Alden surname in the USA? Alden is ranked number 155 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Alden Databases

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Some Famous People with the surname of Alden

Wikipedia Joseph Alden (January 4, 1807 ? August 30, 1885) was an American academic and Presbyterian pastor.
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Wikipedia Ginger Alden (born November 13, 1956 in Memphis, Tennessee) is an American actress/model who is best known as being the fiancee of Elvis Presley.
Wikipedia Norman Alden (born September 13, 1924) is an American actor who has performed in dozens of television programs and motion pictures since first appearing on "The 20th Century Fox Hour" in 1957.
Wikipedia Ichabod Alden (August 11, 1739 - November 11, 1778) was an American Revolutionary War officer and commanding officer during the Cherry Valley Massacre.
Wikipedia Henry Mills Alden (November 11, 1836 ? October 7, 1919) was an American author and editor of "Harper's Weekly" and other publications.
Wikipedia Cynthia May (Westover) Alden (May 31, 1862 ? January 8, 1931), commonly known as Cynthia W.
Wikipedia Isabella Macdonald Alden (November 3 1841 ? August 5 1930) was an American author, writing under the pseudonym of "Pansy".
Wikipedia Mary Alden (June 18, 1883 ? July 2, 1946) was an American motion picture and stage actress.
Wikipedia Jerome Alden (March 5 1921 ? 1997) was an American playwright.
Wikipedia Captain John Alden Jr.