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The Mc Neel Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Mc Neel 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 Neel 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 Neel genealogy.

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I. The Mc Neel Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mc Neel family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mc Neel brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mc Neel Ancestors

II. Mc Neel Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Mc Neel 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 Neel research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mc Neel

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching Mc Neel records matching Mc Neel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Neel family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Mc Neel Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mc Neel ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

IV. Mc Neel DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mc Neel 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 Neel research, read "When do you use DNA?".

V. Mc Neel Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Mc Neel 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 Neel family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Mc Neel Researchers

As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Neel 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 Neel ancestors.

VII. Mc Neel Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Neel Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Neel, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 Neel Family Reunions

Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special Mc Neel booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Neel reunion.

 

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