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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 Alford surname or get a copy of the Alford family Crest (a great gift idea!).

"ALFORD. Of local origin from the village of the same name in Aberdeenshire. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Alford Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Alford 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 below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. 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 Alford family tree.

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