The Bortzner Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Bortzner Family page at Surname Finder, a service of Genealogy Today. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Bortzner surname. As additional sources for vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Bortzner ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Bortzner Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single Bortzner family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I find the second married name of a female Bortzner ancestor? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Bortzner Ancestors

Bortzner Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Bortzner ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Bortzner births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Bortzner

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching Bortzner records matching Bortzner records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Bortzner family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Bortzner Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Bortzner surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Bortzner DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Bortzner relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Bortzner research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Bortzner Family History

There is more to exploring your Bortzner ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Finding Probate Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Bortzner family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Bortzner Researchers

When you've come up against a brick wall in your genealogy research, posting a message board query can help; one of the biggest benefits is that message board queries are accessed through search engines, which means even someone not specifically engaged in genealogy but interested in your subject may find your query and bring valuable new information to the table -- it happens! The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Bortzner queries.

You may also want to consider posting a query to the Community Message Boards at Genealogy Today to get assistance from other researchers on your most elusive Bortzner ancestors.

Bortzner Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Bortzner Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Bortzner, contact the folks at ProGenealogists for a free research estimate. You may also find it helpful to read, "When, Why and How to Hire a Professional Genealogist."

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Upcoming Bortzner Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Bortzner booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Bortzner reunion.

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Surname Finder, The Bortzner Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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