Welcome to the Mc Gill 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 Gill 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 Gill ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Mc Gill Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single Mc Gill 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 Gill family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mc Gill Ancestors
Mc Gill Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Mc Gill ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Mc Gill ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mc Gill
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 Gill records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Gill family history resource today.
Origins of the Mc Gill Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Mc Gill last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Mc Gill 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.
Mc Gill DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mc Gill 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 Gill research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Mc Gill Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Mc Gill 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 Gill family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with Mc Gill 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Gill 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 Gill ancestors.
Mc Gill Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Gill Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Gill, 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."
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Upcoming Mc Gill 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 Gill 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Gill reunion.