Welcome to the Moorhard 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 Moorhard 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 Moorhard ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Moorhard Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Moorhard family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Moorhard brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moorhard Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Moorhard ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Moorhard births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moorhard
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Moorhard records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Moorhard family history resource today.
Origins of the Moorhard Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Moorhard last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Moorhard ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Moorhard DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Moorhard 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 Moorhard research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Moorhard 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 Moorhard 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 "Researching Criminal Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Moorhard family history.
Networking with Moorhard 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Moorhard 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 Moorhard ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Moorhard Research
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Upcoming Moorhard Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Moorhard 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Moorhard reunion.