The Mossel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Mossel Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mossel Ancestors

Mossel Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mossel

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

Death Records

Military Records

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

Mossel DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Mossel 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Mossel research?, then this FAQ may help.

Mossel Family History

There is more to exploring your Mossel 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 Where can I find a biography of my Mossel ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Mossel 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 Mossel 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 Mossel ancestors.

Mossel Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Mossel was the 80828th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Mossel Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mossel, 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

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Upcoming Mossel Family Reunions

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

See Also

Mosel   Mossle   Massel   Mosse   Van  

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