The Margan Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Margan Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Margan Ancestors

Margan Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Margan

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Margan Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Margan surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Margan DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Margan family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Margan research?, then this FAQ may help.

Margan Family History

There is more to exploring your Margan 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old Margan documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Margan 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Margan 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 Margan ancestors.

Margan Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Margan was the 81517th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Margan Research

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

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

See Also

Nargan   Morgon   Marga   Argan  

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