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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bowness Family History

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bowness

Wikipedia Richard Gary Bowness (born on January 25, 1955 in Moncton, New Brunswick) is a Canadian former National Hockey League right winger and currently an assistant coach with the Vancouver Canucks.
Wikipedia Felix Bowness (30 March 1922 ? 13 September 2009) was an English comedy actor best remembered for his portrayal of the jockey Fred Quilly in the BBC sitcom "Hi-de-Hi!.
Wikipedia Tim Bowness (born 29 November 1963, Stockton Heath, Cheshire, England) is a singer/songwriter primarily known for his work as part of the band No-Man, a long-term project with Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson.