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The Ortea Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Ortea Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Ortea surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Ortea genealogy.

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I. The Ortea Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ortea Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ortea

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

IV. Ortea 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 Ortea 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 Ortea research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Ortea Family History

There is more to exploring your Ortea 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Ortea documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Ortea 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 Ortea 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 Ortea ancestors.

VII. Ortea Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Ortea was the 50140th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Ortea Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Ortea, 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 have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Ortea Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Ortea 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Ortea reunion.

 

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