The Ordoyne Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Ordoyne Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ordoyne Ancestors

Ordoyne 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 Ordoyne ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Ordoyne my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ordoyne

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Ordoyne Surname

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

Ordoyne DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Ordoyne 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 Ordoyne research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Ordoyne Family History

There is more to exploring your Ordoyne 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Ordoyne family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ordoyne 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 Ordoyne 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 Ordoyne ancestors.

Ordoyne Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Ordoyne was the 42624th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Ordoyne Research

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

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

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

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