Welcome to the Mc Geeny 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 Geeny 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 Geeny genealogy.
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I. The Mc Geeny Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Mc Geeny family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for Mc Geeny family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
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II. Mc Geeny Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Mc Geeny 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 Mc Geeny research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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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 Geeny records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Geeny family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Mc Geeny Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mc Geeny 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 Geeny DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mc Geeny 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 Mc Geeny research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Mc Geeny Family History
There is more to exploring your Mc Geeny 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Mc Geeny family history.
VI. Networking with Mc Geeny Researchers
In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Geeny 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 Geeny ancestors.
VII. Mc Geeny Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Geeny Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Geeny, 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 Geeny Family Reunions
Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "Mc Geeny family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Geeny reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Mc Geeny genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 09/Mar/2014.
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