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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bly Family History

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bly

Wikipedia Nellie Bly (May 5, 1864 ? January 27, 1922) was a pioneer woman in journalism.
Wikipedia Robert Bly (born December 23, 1926) is an American poet, author, activist and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement in the United States.
Wikipedia Adam Bly (born 1981 in Montreal, Canada) is the founder and editor-in-chief of "Seed" and the Chairman/CEO of Seed Media Group.
Wikipedia Terence Geoffrey Bly (22 October 1935 ? 24 September 2009) was an English football striker.
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Wikipedia David Bly (born January 8, 1952, in Dubuque, Iowa) is a Minnesota politician and a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives representing District 25B, which includes portions of Rice and Scott counties in the southeastern part of the state.
Wikipedia Carol Bly (April 16 1930 ? December 21 2007) was a teacher and an award-winning American author of short stories, essays, and nonfiction works on writing.
Wikipedia Evelyn Bly held the title of Miss Alaska USA in 1960 and competed at the Miss USA pageant in Miami, Florida.