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The Mc Neley Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the Mc Neley 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 Neley 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 Neley genealogy.

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I. The Mc Neley Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mc Neley Ancestors

II. Mc Neley Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mc Neley

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the Mc Neley Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Mc Neley last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Mc Neley 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 Neley 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 Neley 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 Neley research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

V. Mc Neley Family History

There is more to exploring your Mc Neley 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 Neley family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with Mc Neley 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Neley 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 Neley ancestors.

VII. Mc Neley Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Neley Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Neley, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
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 Neley 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 Neley 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Neley reunion.

 

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