Welcome to the Mc Gerry 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 Mc Gerry 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 Mc Gerry ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Mc Gerry Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Mc Gerry 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 Gerry family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mc Gerry Ancestors
Mc Gerry Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Mc Gerry 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 Gerry research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mc Gerry
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 Gerry records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Gerry family history resource today.
Origins of the Mc Gerry 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 Mc Gerry surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Mc Gerry DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Mc Gerry 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 Mc Gerry research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Mc Gerry Family History
There is more to exploring your Mc Gerry 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 Gerry family history.
Networking with Mc Gerry 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Gerry 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 Gerry ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Gerry Research
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Upcoming Mc Gerry 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 Gerry 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Gerry reunion.