The MacKey Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The MacKey Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering MacKey Ancestors

MacKey Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through MacKey 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 MacKey research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for MacKey

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the MacKey Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your MacKey ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

MacKey DNA Projects

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

MacKey Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with MacKey Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your MacKey surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful MacKey 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 MacKey ancestors.

MacKey Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that MacKey was the 1059th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with MacKey Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of MacKey, 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 MacKey Family Reunions

One key to a successful MacKey reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful MacKey reunion.

See Also

Maskey   Makey   MacEy   Maxey   MacKei   MacKay   MacKie   MacKee   MacKy   MacKea   MacKeo   Mac   Mac   MacKe   Key  

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