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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bridwell Family History

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bridwell

Wikipedia Edward Nelson Bridwell (1931-1987) was a writer for "Mad" magazine (writing the now-famous catch phrase, "What you mean we, white man?") and various comic books published by DC Comics.
Wikipedia Albert Henry Bridwell (January 4, 1884 in Friendship, Ohio - January 23, 1969 in Portsmouth, Ohio) was an American shortstop in Major League Baseball who played for the a number of teams in the early 20th century, most notably the New York Giants, when the team was managed by John McGraw.
Wikipedia Norman Bridwell (born February 15, 1928 in Kokomo, Indiana, U.

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