Bristol records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Bristol family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. Free trials are normally available and are a good way to fill out a lot of your tree quickly.

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Origins and History


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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Bristol Genealogy

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

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Investigate the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of the Bristol family using the FreeBMD database.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 282 people with the Bristol surname in the UK? Bristol is now ranked number 3777 for popularity in the UK.

Bristol Family Tree Databases

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ukDid you know that there are currently 6076 people with the Bristol surname in the USA? Bristol is ranked number 155 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Bristol Databases

Search the Ellis Island Database for information on the Bristol family. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Bristol

Wikipedia Arthur LeRoy Bristol, Jr.
Wikipedia Marquess of Bristol is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom held by the Hervey family since 1826.
Wikipedia John Hervey, 1st Earl of Bristol (27 August 1665, Bury St Edmunds ? 20 January 1751) was an English politician.
Wikipedia Mark Lambert Bristol (17 April 1868 ? 13 May 1939) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.
Wikipedia Joanne Bristol is a Canadian performance artist based in Banff, Alberta.
Wikipedia Johnny Bristol (born John William Bristol, February 3, 1939 - March 21, 2004), was an American musician, most famous as a songwriter and record producer for the Motown label in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Wikipedia Horace Bristol (November 16, 1908-1997) was a twentieth century American photographer, best known for his work in Life magazine.
Wikipedia Wheeler H.
Wikipedia This is a list of notable music groups, musicians and singers from, and associated with, the English city of Bristol and its surrounding areas (including North Somerset, Bath & North East Somerset, Western Wiltshire, and South Gloucestershire).

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