Welcome to the Moris 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 Moris 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 Moris ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Moris Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Moris family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Moris brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moris Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Moris ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Moris births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moris
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Moris records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Moris family history resource today.
Origins of the Moris 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 Moris surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Moris DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Moris ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Moris research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Moris Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Moris 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 Moris family history.
Networking with Moris 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 Moris 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 Moris ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Moris Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Moris, 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 Moris Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Moris 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 Moris reunion.