Records of Charles Smith on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Charles Smith 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 Charles Smith and the Smith Genealogy

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

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Smith Family Tree Databases

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Smith Forums

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Some Famous People called Charles Smith

Charles Kingsford SmithWiki DetailSir Charles Edward Kingsford Smith MC, AFC (9 February 1897 ? 8 November 1935), often called Charles Kingsford Smith, or by his nickname "Smithy", was a well-known early Australian aviator.
Charles Ferguson SmithWiki DetailCharles Ferguson Smith (April 24, 1807 ? April 25, 1862) was a career United States Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and as a Union General in the American Civil War.
Charles Emory SmithWiki DetailCharles Emory Smith (February 18, 1842 ? January 19, 1908) was an American journalist and political leader.
Charles Martin SmithWiki DetailCharles Martin Smith (born October 30, 1953) is an American film actor, writer, and director.
Charles SmithWiki DetailCharles Smith is an African-American playwright born in Chicago.
Charles Cornelius SmithWiki DetailCharles Cornelius Smith (known simply as Charles Smith; born August 22, 1975 in Fort Worth, Texas) is an American professional basketball player currently playing with Efes Pilsen Istanbul in the TBL.
Charles D. SmithWiki DetailCharles Daniel Smith (born July 16 1965 in Bridgeport, Connecticut) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA.
Charles E. SmithWiki DetailCharles Edward Smith IV (born November 29 1967 in Washington, D.
Charles Plympton SmithWiki DetailCharles Plympton Smith (born June 1, 1954, Burlington, Vermont) is a banker and Republican politician from the U.
Charles Aurelius SmithWiki DetailCharles Aurelius Smith (January 22, 1861 April 1, 1916) was Democratic Governor of South Carolina from January 14, 1915 to January 19, 1915.
Charles Roach SmithWiki DetailCharles Roach Smith (1806?1890) notable amateur archaeologist and was elected a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London(1836), and the London Numismatic Society (1837).
Charles Brooks SmithWiki DetailCharles Brooks Smith (February 24, 1844 ? December 7, 1899) was a U.
Charles Douglass SmithWiki DetailCharles Douglass Smith (ca 1761 ? February 19 1855) was a British army officer and colonial administrator.
Charles Harding SmithWiki DetailCharles Harding Smith was a loyalist leader in Northern Ireland and the first effective leader of the Ulster Defence Association (UDA).
Charles Lee SmithWiki DetailCharles Lee Smith (1887?1964) was an atheist activist in the United States and an editor of the "Truth Seeker" until his death.
Charles Aitchison SmithWiki DetailLieutenant-Colonel Charles Aitchison Smith CIE (12 September 1871 ? 26 January 1940) was a British Army and Indian Army officer and administrator in India.