Records of William Holmes on Ancestry

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

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

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Look at for the UK registered births, marriages and deaths of William Holmes using the FreeBMD database.

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Holmes 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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Holmes 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.

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Miscellaneous Holmes Databases

Study the Ellis Island Database for information on William Holmes. 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 William 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.
William Henry HolmesWikipedia William Henry Holmes (December 1, 1846 ? April 20, 1933) was an American anthropologist, archaeologist, geologist and museum director.
William HolmesWikipedia William Holmes (April 5, 1689 ? April 4, 1748), was a British academic, Vice-Chancellor and Regius Professor of Modern History of the University of Oxford.