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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bretherton Genealogy

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bretherton

Wikipedia Philip Bretherton (born 30 May 1955) is an English actor best known for his role as Alistair Deacon in the British television series "As Time Goes By".
Wikipedia David Bretherton (February 29 1924 - May 11 2000) was an American film editor with more than 40 credits for films released from 1954 to 1996.