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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Merton 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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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Merton Family Tree

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Merton

Paul MertonWiki Paul Merton (born Paul James Martin on 9 July 1957) is an English comedian, writer and actor.
Thomas MertonWiki Thomas Merton (31 January 1915 ? 10 December 1968) was a 20th century American Catholic writer.
Walter de MertonWiki Walter de Merton (c.
Thomas Ralph MertonWiki Sir Thomas Ralph Merton KBE, DSc, FRS (1888?1969) was an English physicist, inventor and art collector.
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William Ralph MertonWiki Wilhelm Ralph Merton (14 May 1848 in Frankfurt?15 December 1916 in Berlin) was a prominent and influential German entrepreneur, social democrat and philanthropist.