Records of William Jones on Ancestry

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Birth, Death and Marriage Records for William Jones and the Jones Family History

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

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Some Famous People called William Jones

William JonesWiki DetailSir William Jones (28 September 1746 ? 27 April 1794) was an English philologist and scholar of ancient India, particularly known for his proposition of the existence of a relationship among Indo-European languages.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam Jones VC (1839 - 1913) was an English recipient of the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
William E. JonesWiki DetailWilliam Edmondson Jones, known as Grumble Jones, (May 3, 1824 ? June 5, 1864) was a planter, a career United States Army officer, and a Confederate cavalry general, killed in the American Civil War.
William "Billy" JonesWiki DetailWilliam "Billy" Jones (1884-1968), a seasoned veteran of the steam era who established the Wildcat Railroad in Los Gatos, California, was born the son of a teamster in the town of Ben Lomond, California, USA.
William James JonesWiki DetailWilliam James Jones (born on August 4, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actor who played Tony Wicks on the TV show "California Dreams".
William Atkinson JonesWiki DetailWilliam Atkinson Jones (March 21, 1849 ? April 17, 1918) was a member of the U.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam Jones (1763?1831) was an English optician and instrument maker who later formed a partnership with his younger brother Samuel Jones.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam Jones (born January 7, 1975) is an American professional wrestler, best known under the ring name Chilly Willy, most famous for his stint in Extreme Championship Wrestling during the early 2000s.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam Jones (October 8, 1753 ? April 22, 1822) was the Governor of Rhode Island from 1811 to 1817.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam Jones (1809-1873) was a political Radical and Chartist, who was a former actor, working as a watchmaker at Pontypool in Monmouthshire and was also keeping a beer house.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam Jones (26 February 1676, ? 29 November 1725), born Kidwelly, Wales was Principal of Jesus College, Oxford from 1720 to 1725.
William Moseley JonesWiki DetailWilliam Moseley Jones (1905 - 1988) was a Democratic attorney from Montebello, California who served several terms in the California State Assembly, including one term as Speaker.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam Jones (18 November 1755 ? 12 October 1821) was a Welsh evangelical clergyman, who was a friend and correspondent of the prominent Welsh cleric Thomas Charles.
William JonesWiki DetailWilliam George Jones was an English professional association football player of the 1930s.
William Stanton JonesWiki DetailThe Rt Rev William Stanton Jones was an eminent Anglican Bishop in the Twentieth Century.
William West JonesWiki DetailWilliam West Jones (11 May 1838 ? 21 May 1908) was the second Bishop and first Archbishop of Cape Town.