The Orsienko Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Orsienko Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Orsienko Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Orsienko

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Orsienko 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 Orsienko surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Orsienko DNA Projects

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

Orsienko Family History

There is more to exploring your Orsienko 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my Orsienko ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Orsienko 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 Orsienko 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 Orsienko ancestors.

Orsienko Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Orsienko Research

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

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

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

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