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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Ghent Family Tree

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Ghent

Wikipedia Henry of Ghent (c.
Wikipedia Matthew Ghent (born 5 September 1980 in Burton upon Trent, England) is an English professional football goalkeeper.
Wikipedia This is a list of Notable people from Ghent, who were either born in Ghent, or spent part of their life there.
Wikipedia Ronnie Jerome Ghent (born January 5, 1980 in) is an American football tight end for the New York Sentinels of the United Football League.
Wikipedia Willem Joseph baron van Ghent tot Drakenburgh (16 May 1626 - 7 June 1672) was a 17th-century Dutch admiral.