The Mc Phail Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the Mc Phail 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 Phail 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 Phail ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The Mc Phail Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Mc Phail family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Mc Phail brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mc Phail Ancestors

Mc Phail Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Mc Phail ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my Mc Phail family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mc Phail

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching Mc Phail records matching Mc Phail records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Phail family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mc Phail Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mc Phail 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.

Mc Phail DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mc Phail 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 Phail research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Mc Phail 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 Phail 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 "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Mc Phail family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Mc Phail Researchers

When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Phail 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 Phail ancestors.

Mc Phail Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Phail Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Phail, 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 recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Mc Phail Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mc Phail 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Phail reunion.

See Also

McPhail   McFail  

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