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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Block Family Tree

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Block

Wikipedia Adriaen (Aerjan) Block (c.
Wikipedia Francesca Lia Block (born December 3, 1962 in Los Angeles, California) is the author of many young adult books, most famously the Weetzie Bat series.
Wikipedia Harlon Henry Block (November 6, 1924 ? March 1, 1945) was a United States Marine during World War II.
Wikipedia Lawrence Block (born June 24, 1938) is an acclaimed contemporary American crime writer best known for two long-running New York-set series, about the recovering alcoholic P.
Wikipedia Lynda Cheryl Lyon Block (8 February 1948 in Orlando, Florida ? 10 May 2002 at Holman Correctional Facility, Alabama) was an American convicted murderer.
Wikipedia Aurora "Rory" Block (born November 6, 1949, Princeton, New Jersey) is an American female blues guitarist and singer, a notable exponent of the country blues style.
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Wikipedia John Rusling Block (born February 15, 1935 in Galesburg, Illinois) was an American politician.
Wikipedia Johan Nicolaas Block (May 18, 1929, Amsterdam ? April 11, 1994) was a Dutch aviation pioneer.
Wikipedia Laurie Block (born 1949) is a Canadian poet and educator.
Wikipedia John William Block, Jr.
Wikipedia Josef Block (November 27, 1863 ? December 20, 1943) was a German painter.
Wikipedia Ronald Franklin "Ron" Block (born July 30, 1964 in Inglewood, California) is an American bluegrass musician mainly playing the banjo and the guitar, singing, and writing gospel music.
Wikipedia Lawrence J.
Wikipedia Doug Block (born 1953 in Port Washington, New York) is an American independent director, cameraman and producer.
Wikipedia Ken Richard Block (born March 18, 1944 in Steinbach, Manitoba) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 455 games in the World Hockey Association and one game in the National Hockey League.
Wikipedia Benjamin Block (1631 L?beck- 1690 in Regensburg was a seventeenth century German - Hungarian painter known for his portrait paintings.
Wikipedia James John Block (born James John Blochowicz on March 13 1885 in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin; died August 6 1937 in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin) was a catcher in Major League Baseball.
Wikipedia Samuel W.
Wikipedia Walter Edward Block (born 21 August 1941) is a free market economist and anarcho-capitalist associated with the Austrian School.
Wikipedia Gay Block is a fine art portrait photographer, who was born in Houston, Texas.
Wikipedia Adriaen Maertensz Block (c.
Wikipedia Bruce Block (born April 13, 1967) is a entertainer, magician, actor, and ventriloquist.
Wikipedia Marty Block was elected in November 2008 to represent California's 78th district in the California State Assembly.
Wikipedia Leo de Block (14 August 1904, The Hague - 4 January 1988, The Hague) was a Dutch politician.

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