The Opahle Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Opahle Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Opahle Ancestors

Opahle Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Opahle ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Where can I find naturalization records for my Opahle ancestors?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Opahle

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Opahle Surname

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

Opahle DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Opahle 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 Opahle research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Opahle 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 Opahle 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Opahle family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Opahle 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 Opahle 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 Opahle ancestors.

Opahle Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Opahle Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Opahle, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Opahle Family Reunions

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

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Surname Finder, The Opahle Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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