Welcome to the Mc Minn 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 Minn 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 Minn genealogy.
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I. The Mc Minn Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mc Minn family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mc Minn brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
II. Mc Minn Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Mc Minn 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 Minn ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Mc Minn records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Minn family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Mc Minn Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Mc Minn last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Mc Minn 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.
IV. Mc Minn DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mc Minn 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 Minn research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
V. Mc Minn Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Mc Minn 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 Minn family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Mc Minn 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Minn 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 Minn ancestors.
VII. Mc Minn Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Minn Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Minn, 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 Minn Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mc Minn 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 Mc Minn reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Mc Minn genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 25/May/2013.
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