Welcome to the Mc Murry 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 Murry 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 Murry ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Mc Murry Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mc Murry family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mc Murry brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mc Murry Ancestors
Mc Murry 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 Murry 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 Murry research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mc Murry
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Mc Murry records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Murry family history resource today.
Origins of the Mc Murry 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 Murry surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
Mc Murry DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Mc Murry 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 Murry research, read "When do you use DNA?".
Mc Murry Family History
There is more to exploring your Mc Murry 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 Murry family history.
Networking with Mc Murry 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 Murry 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 Murry ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Murry Research
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Upcoming Mc Murry Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mc Murry 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 Murry reunion.