Welcome to the Odren Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Odren surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Odren genealogy.
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I. The Odren Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Odren family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Odren brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Odren Ancestors
II. Odren Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Odren 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 Odren ancestor is buried?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Odren
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Odren records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Odren family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Odren 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 Odren surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Odren DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Odren family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Odren research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Odren Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Odren ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "The Role Of History In Genealogical Research" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Odren family history.
VI. Networking with Odren 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Odren 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 Odren ancestors.
VII. Odren Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Odren Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Odren, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Odren Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Odren 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Odren reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Odren genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 12/Mar/2014.
If you host the Odren blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.