Welcome to the Ogles 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 Ogles 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 Ogles ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Ogles Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Ogles family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Ogles brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ogles Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Ogles 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 the census help in locating my Ogles ancestor's marriage record?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ogles
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Ogles records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Ogles family history resource today.
Origins of the Ogles Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Ogles last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Ogles ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Ogles 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 Ogles 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 Ogles research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Ogles Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Ogles ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ogles family history.
Networking with Ogles 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Ogles 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 Ogles ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Ogles Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ogles, 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 Ogles Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ogles 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ogles reunion.