Records of Jim Smith on Ancestry

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

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

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Smith Family Tree Databases

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Some Famous People called Jim Smith

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Jimmy SmithWiki DetailJames Dean "Jimmy" Smith (born 7 January 1987 in Upton Park, London, England) is a professional footballer currently playing for Leyton Orient.
Jimmy SmithWiki DetailJimmy Lee Smith (born February 9, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former American football wide receiver in the National Football League for the Dallas Cowboys and the Jacksonville Jaguars.
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Jimmy SmithWiki DetailJames Kevin Smith (born September 25, 1960 in Kankakee, Illinois) is a former American football running back in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders, the Washington Redskins, and the Minnesota Vikings.
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Jimmy SmithWiki DetailJames McQueen Anderson 'Jimmy' Smith (28 November, 1901?1964) was a Scottish professional footballer who played for Rosyth Juniors, Rosyth Recreation, East Fife, Tottenham Hotspur, St Johnstone, Norwich City and Ayr United.