Welcome to the Morgan 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 Morgan 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 Morgan ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Morgan Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Morgan family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Morgan brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Morgan Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Morgan ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Morgan births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Morgan
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Morgan records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Morgan family history resource today.
Origins of the Morgan Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Morgan surname. Were you aware that Morgan is considered a very common surname, which offers its own set of challenges? The article "Researching Common Names" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Morgan DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Morgan family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Morgan research?, then this FAQ may help.
Morgan Family History
There is more to exploring your Morgan 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Morgan documents? is always useful.
Networking with Morgan 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Morgan 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 Morgan ancestors.
Morgan Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Morgan was the 57th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Morgan Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Morgan, 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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Recently Discovered MORGAN Clippings and Mentions
Upcoming Morgan Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Morgan 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Morgan reunion.