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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Astley family tree. Many large databases are available to search covering from births, deaths and marriages, military records, census records and immigration records with many other smaller collections too. 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


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Astley Family History

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Astley

Wikipedia Philip Astley (January 8, 1742 ? January 27, 1814) is regarded as the "father of the modern circus.
Wikipedia Richard Paul "Rick" Astley (born 6 February 1966, Newton-le-Willows, Lancashire) is an English singer-songwriter and musician.
Wikipedia William Astley (13 August 1855 ? 5 October 1911) was an Australian short story writer who wrote under the pseudonym "Price Warung".
Wikipedia Virginia Astley is an English singer-songwriter active during the 1980s and 1990s.
Wikipedia Judy Astley is an English illustrator and author of 15 novels all published by Black Swan.
Wikipedia John Emmanuel "Joe" Astley (April 1899 ? October 1967) was an English footballer.
Wikipedia Joan Bright Astley, OBE (27 September 1910 ? 24 December 2008), born Penelope Joan McKerrow Bright, organized the Special Information Centre (SIC) for Winston Churchill during World War II.