Welcome to the Orem 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 Orem 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 Orem ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Orem Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Orem family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Orem brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Orem 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 Orem ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Orem my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Orem
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Orem records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Orem family history resource today.
Origins of the Orem Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Orem 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.
Orem DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Orem 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Orem research?, then this FAQ may help.
Orem Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Orem ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Orem family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Orem 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 Orem 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 Orem ancestors.
Orem Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Orem was the 16410th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Orem Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Orem, 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."
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Upcoming Orem Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Orem 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 Orem reunion.