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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Ames Family History

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Ames

Wikipedia William Ames, (Latin: "Guilielmus Amesius") (1576 ? 14 November 1633) was an English Protestant divine, philosopher, and controversialist.
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Wikipedia Leslie ("Les") Ethelbert George Ames, CBE (3 December 1905 in Elham, Kent ? 27 February 1990 in Canterbury, Kent) was an outstanding wicket-keeper and batsman for the England cricket team and Kent County Cricket Club.
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