The Close Ancestry Hall of Fame contains all those Closes who have either become famous, infamous, or have served their country … sometimes giving their lives for it.
Over the years we’ve collected hundreds of people that fall into one, or more, of these categories. So, to save you having to wait forever for them all to load, we’ve split them out into their own separate pages:
… and a bunch of wars:
- American Revolutionary War (1775 – 1783)
- Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815)
- War of 1812
- American Civil War (1861 – 1865)
- South African (Boer) War (1899 – 1902)
- World War 1 (1914 – 1918)
- World War 11 (1939 – 1945)
- Vietnam War (1955 – 1975)
And now for a bit of housekeeping
See the wood and the treesWe publish everything we have in our fabulous trees, so basically if you can’t find it, we don’t have it. With over 20,000 people, 5,000 families, 12,000 sources, and 69,000 image references currently sat in our database, you’ll appreciate the amount of work that has gone into this over the years. You can see more in the Close Ancestry Trees.
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