Records of Francis Smith on Ancestry

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

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

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Smith Family Tree Databases

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Some Famous People called Francis Smith

Francis Marion SmithWiki DetailFrancis Marion Smith (February 2, 1846 ? August 27, 1931) (once known nationally and internationally as "Borax Smith" and "The Borax King") was an American business magnate and civic builder in Oakland, California.
Francis SmithWiki DetailSir Francis Villeneuve Smith (13 February 1819 ? 17 January 1909) was a British lawyer, judge and politician, who was the fourth Premier of Tasmania from 12 May 1857 until 1 November 1860.
Francis R. SmithWiki DetailFrancis Raphael Smith (September 25, 1911 ? December 9, 1982) was a Democratic member of the U.
Francis Pettit SmithWiki DetailSir Francis Pettit Smith (1808 - 12 February 1874) was a British inventor and, along with Fr?d?ric Sauvage and John Ericsson, one of a number of people with a claim to having been the inventor of the screw propeller.