Welcome to the Organ 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 Organ 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 Organ ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Organ Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Organ family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Organ brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Organ Ancestors
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 Organ ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Organ my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Organ
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Organ records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Organ family history resource today.
Origins of the Organ Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Organ 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.
Organ 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 Organ family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Organ research?, then this FAQ may help.
Organ 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 Organ 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 Organ family history.
Networking with Organ 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 Organ 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 Organ ancestors.
Organ Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Organ was the 12167th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Organ Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Organ, 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 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 Organ Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Organ 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 Organ reunion.