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Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Wight 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 Wight Genealogy

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

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ukDid you know that there are currently 1521 people with the Wight surname in the UK? Wight is now ranked number 2671 for popularity in the UK.

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Some Famous People with the surname of Wight

Paul WightWiki Paul Donald Wight, Jr.
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Sean WightWiki John Phillips "Sean" Wight (born 15 March 1964 in Glasgow, Scotland) is a former Australian rules footballer in the AFL.
Cameron WightWiki Cameron Wight (born 4 May 1985) is an Australian rules footballer with the Western Bulldogs in the Australian Football League.
Peter WightWiki Peter Wight (born 1950) is an English actor.
Rebecca WightWiki Rebecca Wight (1959 - May 13, 1988), a 29-year-old lesbian, was murdered on May 13, 1988, in Pennsylvania's Michaux State Forest, when Stephen Ray Carr fired on Wight and her partner Claudia Brenner (1956 -).