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

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Chess

Wikipedia Leonard Chess (March 12, 1917 - October 16, 1969) was a record company executive and the founder of Chess Records.
Wikipedia Marshall Chess (born 13 March 1942, Chicago, Illinois) is the son and nephew of the founders of Chess Records, the Chicago-based independent record label that first recorded an unprecedented list of African-American, blues and early rock and roll artists such as: Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter, Bo Diddley, Sonny Boy Williamson, Memphis Slim, John Lee Hooker, Rufus Thomas, Memphis Minnie, Elmore James, Willie Dixon, Chuck Berry, Etta James and Buddy Guy, among others.
Wikipedia Richard Chess (born 1953) was born in Los Angeles.
Wikipedia Philip Chess (born 1921) is a American record producer and company executive, the co-founder of Chess Records.