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