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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Brett 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 Brett Family Tree

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the Brett 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 below you will be able to find a birth record and, from that, a birth certificate can be ordered which lists the names of the mother and father, taking you back another generation in your tree. 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 Brett family tree.

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Miscellaneous Brett Databases

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brett

Wikipedia George Howard Brett (born May 15, 1953 in Glen Dale, West Virginia) is a former Major League Baseball player, a third baseman for the Kansas City Royals.
Wikipedia Simon Brett (born 28 October 1945 in Worcester Park, Surrey, England) is a prolific writer of whodunnits.
Wikipedia Jeremy Brett (3 November 1933 ? 12 September 1995), born Peter Jeremy William Huggins, was an English actor, most famous for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes in four Granada TV series.
Wikipedia Brian Brett (born 28 April 1950) is a Canadian poet and novelist.
Wikipedia Kenneth Alven ("Kemer") Brett (September 18, 1948 ? November 18, 2003) was a Major League Baseball pitcher and the second oldest of four Brett brothers who played professional baseball, the most notable being George Brett.
Wikipedia George Howard Brett (7 February 1886 ? 2 December 1963) was a United States Army Air Forces general during World War II.
Wikipedia Robert George Brett (16 November 1851 ? 16 September 1929) was a politician and doctor in the Northwest Territories and later Alberta, Canada.
Wikipedia Sir Charles Edward Bainbridge Brett CBE (30 October 1928 - 19 December 2005).
Wikipedia Sylvia Leonora, Lady Brooke, Ranee of Sarawak, born "The Hon.
Wikipedia George Platt Brett, Jr.
Wikipedia Olivier Brett (born July 14, 1983) is a Canadian soccer player who plays for.
Wikipedia Jason Brett (born 25 May 1953, Norman, OK) was the co-producer of the 1986 film "About Last Night.
Wikipedia David Brett (born April 8, 1961, Chester) is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder.
Wikipedia Frank Bernard Brett (born 10 March 1899 - 21 July 1988) was an English footballer.
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Wikipedia George Wendell Brett (1912-2005), of Iowa, was a philatelist who wrote extensively on postage stamps and other material produced by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing and was called ?Mr.