Records of Colin Powell on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Colin Powell 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 Colin Powell and the Powell Family Tree

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

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Powell Family Tree Databases

Another way to build your tree quickly is to use the research other people have already done. This can help to confirm or refute your own deductions - however, be wary of taking this data at face value as other researchers may not have been as meticulous as you. Always try to back up deductions with some definitive sources rather than relying too heavily on others.

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There are a number of forums which are dedicated to rearching particular surnames. These can be good places to share your findings and also to tap into the knowledge that others may already have. These can sometimes be a good way of finding living relations as these tend not to show up on the other sources of information for privacy reasons.

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Miscellaneous Powell Databases

Look at the Ellis Island Database for information on Colin Powell. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

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Some Famous People called Colin Powell

Colin PowellWiki DetailColin Luther Powell (born April 5, 1937) is an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United States Army.
Colin PowellWiki DetailColin David Powell (born July 7, 1948 in Hendon, Middlesex) was a professional footballer.