Records of Thomas Smith on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your Thomas 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.

Records Found - Database Collection
Ancestry global records search results for Thomas Smith.
Ancestry 1790 - 1930 US Federal census search results for Thomas Smith.
Ancestry Historical Newspaper archive search results for Thomas Smith.
Ancestry UK Parish Records search results for Thomas Smith.
Ancestry UK Census search results for Thomas Smith.
Ancestry Military records search results for Thomas Smith.


Sometimes you can run into a brick wall in your tree and you just don't have enough evidence to make that next step back in time. A DNA test can sometimes help to make a link to a particular family name if you find you share common DNA with people who have the same or similar surnames as each other. If you are lucky then you may get a match within a few generations and discover some Thomas Smith ancestors. Additionally, the modern DNA test can give you a breakdown of your ethnic mix - you may be surprised at the results!

Unlock your DNAHave you reached a brick wall in your Smith Tree?

Birth, Death and Marriage Records for Thomas Smith and the Smith Family Tree

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

Explore the huge Ancestry records Database for Births, Marriages and Deaths of Thomas Smith.

Check out Parish Records for Thomas Smith at Find My Past.

Study for the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of Thomas Smith using the FreeBMD database.

Explore Genealogy BankGenealogy Bank for Thomas Smith records.

Search MyHeritage for Thomas Smith information.

Explore the LDS Database for records about Thomas Smith.

Research the Smith surname using fold3 Military Archives and view images of original Smith Military records.

Study World Vital Records for information on Thomas Smith.

ukDid you know that there are currently 514897 people with the Smith surname in the UK? Smith is now ranked number 1 for popularity in the UK.

Smith Family History 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.

Explore the WikiTree database for user contributed records for Thomas Smith.

Study MyTrees for information on the Smith family and people looking to contact living Smith relations.

Explore One Great Family for Smith records submitted by people who are already researching the Smith Family Tree.

Find Thomas Smith from Ireland on

Smith Forums

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.

Research the Smith surname using forums .

Check out RootsWeb forums for Smith records.

USADid you know that there are currently 3056476 people with the Smith surname in the USA? Smith is ranked number 1 for popularity in the USA.

Miscellaneous Smith Databases

Investigate the Ellis Island Database for information on Thomas Smith. This database contains over 25 million immigration records detailing passengers arriving in the United States of America.

Search Rootsweb resources for Smith records.

Research Thomas Smith using the Genealogy Today database .

ukView the distribution of the Smith surname in Britain using the public profiler Names database. The public profiler Names database contains distributions for the Smith surname in both 1881 and 1998. It also contains data on the ethnicity breakdown of the Smith surname.


Looking for information on a Thomas Smith in your family tree? Why not post a question here -

Some Famous People called Thomas Smith

Thomas SmithWiki DetailSir Thomas Smith (23 December 1513 ? 12 August 1577), was an English scholar and diplomat.
Thomas Southwood SmithWiki DetailThomas Southwood Smith (December 21, 1788 - December 10, 1861), English physician and sanitary reformer, was born at Martock, Somersetshire.
Thomas SmithWiki DetailThomas Smith (1745 ? March 31, 1809) was a politician and jurist from Pennsylvania.
Thomas SmithWiki DetailThomas Smith (May 1, 1799 ? April 12, 1876) was a member of the United States House of Representatives from Indiana.
Thomas SmithWiki DetailThomas Smith (before 1782?January 29, 1846) was a Federalist member of the United States House of Representatives who served Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district from 1815 to 1817.
Thomas Alexander SmithWiki DetailThomas Alexander Smith (September 3, 1850 ? May 1, 1932) represented the 1st congressional district of Maryland in the United States House of Representatives from 1905 to 1907.
Thomas SmithWiki DetailThomas Smith (1752?1814) was a Scottish businessman and early lighthouse engineer.
Thomas Shipp and Abram SmithWiki DetailThomas Shipp and Abram Smith were African-Americans who were lynched on August 7, 1930 in Marion, Indiana.
Thomas F. X. SmithWiki DetailThomas Francis Xavier Smith (July 5, 1928 ? May 31, 1996) was a reformist politician and author.
Thomas SmithWiki DetailThomas Lee Smith (born December 5, 1970 in Gatesville, North Carolina) is a former American football defensive back in the National Football League who played for the Buffalo Bills, the Chicago Bears, and the Indianapolis Colts.
Thomas Kilby SmithWiki DetailThomas Kilby Smith (September 23, 1820 ? December 14, 1887) was a lawyer, soldier, and diplomat from the state of Ohio who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War and then in the postbellum United States Army.
Thomas J. SmithWiki DetailThomas James Smith, known as Tom "Bear River" Smith (12 June 1830 - 2 November 1870), was a town marshal of Old West cattle town Abilene, Kansas, who was killed and decapitated in the line of duty.
Thomas SmithWiki DetailThomas Smith (- 1767) was a landscape painter and father of John Raphael Smith of Derby.
Thomas S. SmithWiki DetailThomas S.
Thomas SmithWiki DetailThomas Smith (born August 26, 1848) was an English cricketer.
Thomas H. SmithWiki DetailThomas Henry Smith (born 1 July 1830 in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, Ireland) was an Irish Australian who had a clear role in the Origins of Australian football by being one of the first people to introduce school football games to Australian public schools in 1858 and as one of the founders of the Melbourne Football Club.
Thomas Benton SmithWiki DetailThomas Benton Smith (February 24, 1838 ? May 21, 1923) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.
Thomas B. SmithWiki DetailThomas B.
Thomas Barlow SmithWiki DetailThomas Barlow Smith (October 28 1839 ? 1933) was a merchant, ship builder, author and political figure in Nova Scotia, Canada.