Welcome to the Mc Phaul 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 Phaul 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 Phaul ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The Mc Phaul Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Mc Phaul family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Mc Phaul brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mc Phaul Ancestors
Mc Phaul Genealogy
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Mc Phaul 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 Phaul family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mc Phaul
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Origins of the Mc Phaul Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mc Phaul 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 Phaul DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your Mc Phaul 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 Phaul research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
Mc Phaul 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 Phaul 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 Phaul family history.
Networking with Mc Phaul 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 Phaul 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 Phaul ancestors.
Mc Phaul Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Phaul Research
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Upcoming Mc Phaul Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mc Phaul 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 Phaul reunion.