This is the work in progress of my maternal and paternal family trees. There are many branches to the tree and many people to thank.
Firstly, I would like to thank Jan Titulaer from Holland whose dedication and research has made this possible. Jan has provided most of this information to my grandfather in 1985. This was then given to my mother and now to me.
I would also like to thank Gina Williams and Glenn Van Doren from the United States of America who are recently discovered relations. They have provided invaluable information, answering questions regarding the Orvals who emmigrated to the US.
I would like to thank my mother, Suzanne De Bortoli-Orval who has given me not only her first hand knowledge of many people in our tree but also wonderful photographs, articles, bidprentjes and Dutch - English translation.
Please enjoy looking at the Orval family that spans many centuries, countries and continents. On a personal note, I must say how very happy I am to have discovered relations previously unknown to me. Family, no matter how far away, is still family.
There is still much work to do and many branches to add but please browse from time to time to see what has been added.
Trees to come: The De Bortoli family, The De Lorenzi family, The Heiden family and the Janssen family....
Come to think of it, maybe my daughter Bianca will be finishing this.......