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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for the Smyth Family Tree

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

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Some Famous People with the surname of Smyth

William Henry SmythWiki William Henry Smyth (21 January 1788 ? 8 September 1865) was an English sailor and astronomer.
Ethel SmythWiki Dame Ethel Mary Smyth, DBE (23 April 1858 ? 8 May 1944) was an English composer and a leader of the women's suffrage movement.
Patty SmythWiki Patty Smyth (born June 26, 1957, New York) is an American rock and roll musician.
Ryan SmythWiki Ryan Alexander Gordon Smyth (born February 21, 1976 in Banff, Alberta) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Kings of the National Hockey League.
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Nevill Maskelyne SmythWiki Major General Sir Nevill Maskelyne Smyth, VC, KCB (14 August 1868 ? 21 July 1941) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
Alexander SmythWiki Alexander Smyth (1765 ? April 17, 1830) was an American lawyer, soldier, and politician from Virginia, who served in the United States House of Representatives and as a general during the War of 1812.
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George Henry SmythWiki George H Smyth is an artist born in Ardglass, County Down, Northern Ireland, in 1968.
Clement SmythWiki Timothy Clement Smyth, Order of Cistercians (February 24, 1810, Finlea, Ireland ? September 22, 1865) was a Roman Catholic Bishop who served as the second leader of the Diocese of Dubuque following the death of Bishop Mathias Loras.
Bill SmythWiki William Joseph (Bill) Smyth AO (8 July 1916 - 16 September 2007) was an Australian cricket Test match umpire.
Edward Selby SmythWiki General Sir Edward Selby Smyth, KCMG (March 31, 1819 ? September 22, 1896) was a British General.
Des SmythWiki Des Smyth (born 12 February 1953) is an Irish professional golfer.
Bryan SmythWiki Bryan Smyth (born 1963) is an Irish singer, television presenter, and actor and Artist.
Brian SmythWiki Brian Smyth (born 1967) is an Irish painter from Cork.
George W. SmythWiki George Washington Smyth (May 16, 1803?? February 21, 1866, Austin, Texas) was a Texas politician and a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives.
Alan SmythWiki Alan Smyth is a music producer from Sheffield, England.
Richard SmythWiki Richard Smyth or Smith (1499/1500, Worcestershire ? 9 July 1563, Douai) was the first person to hold the office of Regius Professor of Divinity in the University of Oxford and the first Chancellor of the University of Douai.
Jimmy SmythWiki Jimmy Smyth (born 1931 in Ennis, County Clare) is a retired Irish sportsperson.
Thomas Alfred SmythWiki Thomas Alfred Smyth (December 25, 1832 ? April 9, 1865) was a major general in the Union Army during the American Civil War.
Phil SmythWiki Philip John Smyth AM (born May 11, 1958 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian former basketball player and previous head coach of the National Basketball League's Adelaide 36ers.
Gerry SmythWiki Gerry Smyth (14 September 1961) is an academic and musician from Dublin, Ireland.
Stephen SmythWiki Stephen Smyth (born 22 December 1968 in Derry, Northern Ireland) is a former Irish cricketer.
Dave SmythWiki Dave Smyth, born in Belfast in 1947 is the record producer responsible for many of the recordings of punk and new wave bands that emerged from the Belfast music scene in the mid to late seventies on the Good Vibrations label.
William SmythWiki William Smyth (January 3, 1824 ? September 30, 1870) was a nineteenth century politician, lawyer and judge from Iowa.
Kevin SmythWiki Kevin Smyth (born November 22, 1973 in Banff, Alberta) is a retired professional ice hockey player who played 58 games in the National Hockey League.
Gerald SmythWiki Lieutenant-Colonel Gerald Bryce Ferguson Smyth, DSO and Bar, French and Belgian Croix de Guerre (7 September 1885 - 17 July 1920) was a British Army officer and police officer who was at the centre of an alleged mutiny in the ranks of the Royal Irish Constabulary during the Irish War of Independence.
Michael SmythWiki Michael Smyth is a South Australian senior reporter with the Nine Network.
Richard SmythWiki Richard Smyth (1826 ? 4 December 1878), minister of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and politician.
James G. SmythWiki James George Smyth was a California political figure in the early 20th century.
Edward SmythWiki Edward Smyth (1749 ? 2 August 1812) was an Irish sculptor.
Harry SmythWiki Charles Henry "Harry" Smyth (February 21, 1910 - September 20, 1992) was a Canadian speed skater who competed in the 1932 Winter Olympics, finishing 8th in the 5000m.
Paul Cranfield SmythWiki Paul Cranfield Smyth was the founder of the Finchley Art Society and a prolific artist.
Charles Edward Owen SmythWiki Charles Edward Owen Smyth CMG (1 January 1851?1 October 1925) was an Irish-born Australian civil servant.
Jason SmythWiki Jason Smyth (born in Derry on July 4, 1987) is a visually-impaired Paralympian who won two golds for Ireland at the 2008 Summer Paralympics.
Dacre SmythWiki Dacre Henry Deudraeth Smyth AO [1923-2008] was an Australian artist and naval officer who participated in the D-Day landings and the Battle of the Coral Sea.
John SmythWiki John Michael Smyth (born 28 April 1970) is an Irish former professional footballer.