The Moors Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Moors 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 Moors 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 Moors ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Moors Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Moors family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Moors brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moors Ancestors

Moors Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Moors ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Moors births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moors

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Moors records matching Moors records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Moors family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Moors Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Moors last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Moors 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.

Moors DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Moors 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 Moors research, read "When do you use DNA?".

Moors Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Moors ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Faddish First Names" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Moors family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Moors 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 Moors 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 Moors ancestors.

Moors Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Moors was the 18077th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Moors Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Moors, 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."

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Upcoming Moors Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Moors 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 Moors reunion.

See Also

Moorc   Mours   Murs   Maars   Moers   Moorse   Moorso   Moor   Noor   Moorh   Mour   Mur   Maar   Moora   Moore   Moori   Mooro  

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