Welcome to the Man 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 Man 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 Man ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Man Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Man family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Man brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Man Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through Man 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 city directories be used to help my Man research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Man
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Man records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Man family history resource today.
Origins of the Man Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Man last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Man 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.
Man DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Man 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 Man research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
Man Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Man 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 Man family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Man 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 Man 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 Man ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Man Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Man, 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 Man Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Man 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Man reunion.