The Odewalt Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Odewalt Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Odewalt Ancestors

Odewalt Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Odewalt 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 Odewalt ancestor is buried?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Odewalt

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Odewalt Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Odewalt 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.

Odewalt DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Odewalt 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 Odewalt research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Odewalt Family History

There is more to exploring your Odewalt 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 Odewalt documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Odewalt 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 Odewalt 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 Odewalt ancestors.

Odewalt Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Odewalt Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Odewalt 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 Odewalt reunion.

See Also

Otewalt   Odwalt   Dewalt  

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