Records of William Edgar Holmes on Ancestry

Ancestry is a major source of information if you are filling out your William Edgar Holmes family tree. A vast range of data is available to search ranging from census records, births, deaths and marriages, military records and immigration records to name but a few. 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 William Edgar Holmes and the Holmes Genealogy

Birth, Death and Marriage records are often the best method of making the links to the William Edgar Holmes 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 William Edgar Holmes family tree.

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Holmes Family Tree Databases

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Some Famous People called William Edgar Holmes

William Edgar HolmesWikipedia William Edgar Holmes VC (26 June 1895 - 9 October 1918) was a British soldier, and recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest military award for gallantry in the face of the enemy given to British and Commonwealth forces, during the First World War.