Welcome to the Muhr 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 Muhr 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 Muhr genealogy.
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I. The Muhr Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Muhr family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Muhr brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Muhr Ancestors
II. Muhr Genealogy
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Muhr ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Muhr research.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Muhr records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Muhr family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Muhr Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Muhr last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Muhr ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Muhr DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Muhr 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Muhr research, read "When do you use DNA?".
V. Muhr Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Muhr 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 Muhr family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Muhr 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Muhr 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 Muhr ancestors.
VII. Muhr Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Muhr was the 61707th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Muhr Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Muhr, 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."
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 Muhr Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Muhr 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Muhr reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Muhr genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 07/Mar/2014.
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