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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Bolger 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 Bolger Family History

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

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ukDid you know that there are currently 3038 people with the Bolger surname in the USA? Bolger is ranked number 156 for popularity in the USA.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bolger

Wikipedia Raymond Wallace "Ray" Bolger (January 10, 1904 ? January 15, 1987) was an American entertainer of stage and screen, best known for his portrayal of the Scarecrow and Kansas farmworker Hunk in the 1939 film, "The Wizard of Oz".
Wikipedia James Brendan "Jim" Bolger, ONZ (born 31 May 1935) was Prime Minister of New Zealand from 1990 to 1997.
Wikipedia Sarah Lee Bolger (born 28 February 1991) is an Irish actress who became famous in 2002 when she starred in "In America" with her sister Emma Bolger.
Wikipedia Dermot Bolger (born 1959) is an Irish novelist, playwright and poet born in Finglas, a suburb of Dublin.
Wikipedia Greg Bolger, born in Wexford on 9 September 1988, is a footballer currently playing with League of Ireland side UCD.
Wikipedia Jim Cyril Bolger (Born February 23, 1932 in Cincinnati, Ohio) was an outfielder in Major League Baseball during the 1950s.
Wikipedia Emma Bolger (born 5 January 1996 in Dublin) is an Irish child actress.
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Wikipedia Benjamin Bradley Bolger (born 1975 in Flint, Michigan) claims to be the second most credentialed person in modern history after Michael W.
Wikipedia Deirdre Bolger (born 27 July 1938) is a former Irish Fine Gael politician.