The MacHen Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The MacHen Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering MacHen Ancestors

MacHen Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through MacHen records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for MacHen research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for MacHen

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the MacHen Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the MacHen last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your MacHen 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.

MacHen DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your MacHen 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 MacHen research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

MacHen Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your MacHen 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 MacHen family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with MacHen Researchers

When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful MacHen 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 MacHen ancestors.

MacHen Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that MacHen was the 12010th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with MacHen Research

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

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming MacHen Family Reunions

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "MacHen family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful MacHen reunion.

See Also

MacHem   MacKen   MacHin   MacHon   Matchen   Maken   MacHe   Hen   Achen  

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