The Manigal Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Manigal Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Manigal Ancestors

Manigal Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Manigal

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Manigal Surname

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

Manigal DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Manigal ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Manigal research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Manigal Family History

There is more to exploring your Manigal 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 is the book on my Manigal family? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Manigal 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 Manigal 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 Manigal ancestors.

Manigal Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Manigal Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Manigal 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 Manigal reunion.

See Also

Maniga   MacManigal   McManigal  

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