Welcome to the Moory 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 Moory 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 Moory ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
Completed by on
The Moory Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Moory family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Moory brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moory Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Moory ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Moory births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moory
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Moory records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Moory family history resource today.
Origins of the Moory Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Moory last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Moory 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.
Moory DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Moory 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 Moory research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Moory Family History
There is more to exploring your Moory 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Moory family history.
Networking with Moory 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 Moory 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 Moory ancestors.
Moory Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Moory Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Moory, 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."
To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming Moory Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Moory 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 Moory reunion.