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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brent Family Tree

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brent

Wikipedia George Brent (March 15, 1899 - May 26, 1979) was an Irish film and television actor in American cinema.
Wikipedia Richard Peirce Brent is an Australian mathematician and computer scientist, born in 1946.
Wikipedia Evelyn Brent (October 20, 1899 ? June 4, 1975) was an American film and stage actress.
Wikipedia Dannielle Brent is an English actress.
Wikipedia Leslie Baruch Brent (born 5 July 1925), born Lothar Baruch, in K?slin, Germany (now Koszalin, Poland), to German-Jewish parents, is an immunologist.
Wikipedia Margaret Brent (1601?1671) was the first woman in the English North American colonies to act as an attorney before a court of the Common Law, and a significant founding participant in the early history of the Colony of Maryland and the Colony of Virginia.
Wikipedia William Leigh Brent (1784-1848) was a U.
Wikipedia Paul Archibald Brent (1907-1997) was an American musician, the first African American to attend the prestigious Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland.
Wikipedia Eden Brent is an award-winning American musician on the independent Yellow Dog Records label.

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