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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Bodley 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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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bodley Family History

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bodley

Wikipedia Sir Thomas Bodley (2 March 1545 ? 28 January 1613), was an English diplomat and scholar, founder of the Bodleian Library, Oxford.
Wikipedia Michael John "Mick" Bodley (born 14 September 1967) is an English former professional footballer who made 258 appearances in the Football League playing for Chelsea, Northampton Town, Barnet, Southend United, Gillingham, Birmingham City and Peterborough United.