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The Moso Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Moso Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Moso surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Moso genealogy.

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I. The Moso Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moso Ancestors

II. Moso Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moso

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Moso 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 Moso surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Moso DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Moso 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 Moso research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

V. Moso Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Moso ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my Moso family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Moso 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 Moso 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 Moso ancestors.

VII. Moso Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Moso Research

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

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming Moso Family Reunions

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

 

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