Welcome to the Mc Murdo 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 Murdo 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 Murdo genealogy.
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I. The Mc Murdo Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mc Murdo family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mc Murdo brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
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II. Mc Murdo 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 Murdo ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your Mc Murdo research.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Mc Murdo records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Murdo family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Mc Murdo 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 Murdo 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 Murdo 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 Murdo 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 Murdo research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
V. Mc Murdo Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your Mc Murdo ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Learning About Women - The Invisible Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Mc Murdo family history.
VI. Networking with Mc Murdo 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Murdo 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 Murdo ancestors.
VII. Mc Murdo Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Murdo Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Murdo, 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 Murdo Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mc Murdo 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 Murdo reunion.
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