1921 England and Wales Census records are now available!

On 6 January 2022 the 1921 England and Wales Census records were made available online via the FindMyPast website. The records have been indexed and are searchable via the usual methods. These records are only viewable on a pay-per-view basis and are not included in any of FindMyPast's existing subscriptions with the exception of the 12 month premium subscription.

Foster records on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Foster 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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Historical References

"FOSTER, a contracted form of FORRESTER, q.v. Patrick Fostar and John Fostar witnessed an instrument of sasine in 1488 (REG., p. 503), and Alexander (forester who witnessed a sasine of 1711 signed his name 'Alexander Foster (Hunter, p. 70). Fawster 1570. "(The surnames of Scotland. George Fraser Black, 1866-1948)

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Foster Family Tree

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

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Search the UK registered births, marriages and deaths for the Foster family name using the FreeBMD database.

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ukDid you know that there are currently 54358 people with the Foster surname in the UK? Foster is now ranked number 74 for popularity in the UK.

Foster Family History Databases

Search WikiTree for user contributed Foster family records. Collaboration is encouraged so that accuracy of Foster data can be verified or corrected by other users.

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Miscellaneous Foster Databases

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

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