Welcome to the Mc Etee Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Mc Etee surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Mc Etee genealogy.
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I. The Mc Etee Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Mc Etee family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How do you find out if two people named Mc Etee are related? and you might be surprised at the answer.
II. Mc Etee Genealogy
Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your Mc Etee ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "All Those Genealogy Charts" can help accelerate your Mc Etee research.
Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently matching Mc Etee records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Etee family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Mc Etee Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mc Etee 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.
IV. Mc Etee 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 Mc Etee family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Mc Etee research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. Mc Etee Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Mc Etee 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 Mc Etee family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Mc Etee 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Etee 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 Mc Etee ancestors.
VII. Mc Etee Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Etee Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Etee, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Mc Etee Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mc Etee 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Etee reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Mc Etee genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 22/May/2013.
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