Welcome to the Moerie 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 Moerie 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 Moerie ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Moerie Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Moerie family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Moerie brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moerie Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Moerie ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Moerie births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moerie
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Moerie records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Moerie family history resource today.
Origins of the Moerie Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Moerie 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.
Moerie DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Moerie 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 Moerie research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Moerie Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Moerie ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Moerie family history.
Networking with Moerie 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 Moerie 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 Moerie ancestors.
Moerie Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Moerie Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Moerie, 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 Moerie Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Moerie 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 Moerie reunion.