Welcome to the Moerdel 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 Moerdel 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 Moerdel ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Moerdel Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Moerdel family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Moerdel brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moerdel Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Moerdel ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Moerdel births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moerdel
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Moerdel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Moerdel family history resource today.
Origins of the Moerdel Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Moerdel 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.
Moerdel DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Moerdel relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Moerdel research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Moerdel Family History
There is more to exploring your Moerdel 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 Was my Moerdel ancestor's name changed at Ellis Island? is always useful.
Networking with Moerdel Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Moerdel 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 Moerdel ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Moerdel Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Moerdel, 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."
Upcoming Moerdel Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Moerdel 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 Moerdel reunion.