Area records on Ancestry

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


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Area Family Tree

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

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Look at the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Area family using the FreeBMD database.

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Area Genealogy Databases

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Miscellaneous Area Databases

Study the Ellis Island Database for information on the Area family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Use the Surname Map project to look at the current distribution of the Area surname in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Romania.


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Some Famous People with the surname of Area

Wikipedia This is a list of famous people who were born or who lived a significant amount of time in the Pittsburgh metropolitan area.
Wikipedia This is a List of notable residents or former residents of the greater Ashfield area in Australia, covering the suburbs of the Municipality of Ashfield in Inner West Sydney, including Ashfield, Croydon, Haberfield, and Summer Hill.