Welcome to the Odgie 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 Odgie 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 Odgie ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Odgie Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Odgie family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Odgie brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Odgie Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Odgie 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 Odgie ancestor is buried?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Odgie
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Odgie records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Odgie family history resource today.
Origins of the Odgie Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Odgie 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.
Odgie DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Odgie ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Odgie research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Odgie Family History
There is more to exploring your Odgie 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 Where can I find a biography of my Odgie ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Odgie 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 Odgie 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 Odgie ancestors.
Odgie Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Odgie Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Odgie, 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 Odgie Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Odgie 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 Odgie reunion.