Welcome to the Moore 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 Moore 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 Moore ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Moore Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Moore family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Moore brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Moore Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Moore ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were Moore births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Moore
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Moore records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Moore family history resource today.
Origins of the Moore Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Moore last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Moore ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Were you aware that Moore is a common Irish surname? The article "The Luck of the Irish Research" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Moore DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Moore 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 Moore research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Moore Family History
There is more to exploring your Moore 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 Moore ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with Moore 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 Moore 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 Moore ancestors.
Moore Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that Moore was the 9th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with Moore Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Moore, 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."
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Upcoming Moore Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Moore 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 Moore reunion.