The Muhr Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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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

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.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Muhr

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

Death Records

Military Records

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.

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?".

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.

Photo Collections

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.

Muhr Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Muhr was the 61707th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

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."

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

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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.

See Also

Nuhr   Muhri   Muh   Uhr  

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