Welcome to the Orri 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 Orri 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 Orri ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Orri Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Orri family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Orri brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Orri 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 Orri ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. If you want to know Why can't I find Orri my ancestor in the SSDI?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Orri
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Orri records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Orri family history resource today.
Origins of the Orri 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 Orri surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Orri DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Orri 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 Orri research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Orri Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Orri 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 Orri family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Orri 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 Orri 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 Orri ancestors.
Orri Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Orri Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Orri, 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
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Upcoming Orri Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Orri 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 Orri reunion.
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