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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Brightman Family Tree

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Brightman

Wikipedia Sarah Brightman (born 14 August 1960) is a British crossover soprano, actress, songwriter and dancer.
Wikipedia Horace Albert "Al" Brightman (September 22, 1923 in Eureka, California ? June 10, 1992 of liver cancer) was an American basketball player and coach.
Wikipedia Amelia Brightman (born 31 January 1979, Dacorum, England), also known as Violet, is an English singer and songwriter.

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