The Ortegel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Ortegel Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Ortegel Ancestors

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Ortegel

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Ortegel 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 Ortegel 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 Ortegel research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Ortegel Family History

There is more to exploring your Ortegel 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 is the book on my Ortegel family? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Ortegel 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 Ortegel 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 Ortegel ancestors.

Ortegel Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Ortegel Research

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

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

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

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