The Odesanya Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Odesanya 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 Odesanya 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 Odesanya ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Odesanya Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Odesanya family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Odesanya brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Odesanya Ancestors

Odesanya Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Odesanya records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I find where my Odesanya ancestor is buried?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Odesanya

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Odesanya records matching Odesanya records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Odesanya family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Odesanya Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Odesanya ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Odesanya DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Odesanya 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Odesanya research?, then this FAQ may help.

Odesanya Family History

There is more to exploring your Odesanya 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old Odesanya documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Odesanya Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Odesanya 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 Odesanya ancestors.

Odesanya Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Odesanya Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Odesanya, 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 Odesanya Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Odesanya family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Odesanya reunion.

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