Welcome! This website was created on Nov 30 2009 and last updated on Mar 27 2019. The family trees on this site contain 2410 relatives and 1489 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
About The Orr Family of Maryland & Virginia and Allied Families Please sign in to see more.
This website was established for those of you who are interested in your family history
and genealogy. Please take your time and poke around the website. Try out the various
displays of information. Be sure to click on the various sources (have just started
this phase) because they can contain additional images.
A lot of the work for this page had already been done by members of the Orr family,
noteably, Alice Orr Holbrook and Lois Orr White. I have combined this information in
one place for ease of viewing.
This is an on-going project subject to change due to the dynamic nature of family
relationships and to corrections and additions that other individuals may submit from
time-to-time. I believe that family histories should be shared and honored, not
hidden away and forgotten by following generations.
My intent was to share the information that has been collected all these years. I
believe that this web site can and should be used as a place where family members who
are interested in preserving and sharing 'accurate' information can coordinate research
efforts, add new family information, and correct old information about our shared
families. I like the ability to 'show' the source documents, i.e. census images,
cemetery headstones, bible pages, certificates, etc. I feel strongly that copies of
such important documents and photographs should be shared and stored in more than one
place "just in case" something should happen to the original. I am especially
interested in photographs of our ancestors. I think it is sad indeed to have photos of
our families that have been cherished for a time only to have the next generation throw
them away in the trash because they (the photos) were not labeled or the individuals
were not identified.
If you have any photographs you would like to share please let me know. It is really
nice to have a "face" to put with a name.
Any information that you would like to share, see corrected, or if you have any
questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact me. I look
forward to hearing from you.
LIVING INDIVIDUALS: For security and privacy reasons, this website does not display
personal information of individuals believed to be living. Family members can be
authorized to view details of living individuals by signing in with the proper
Getting Around There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.