Welcome to the Mc Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay genealogy.
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I. The Mc Quay Family Tree
It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a Mc Quay family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a Mc Quay brick wall? Read "Searching For Elusive Ancestors Through Profiling" for some helpful advice.
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II. Mc Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay research.
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Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently matching Mc Quay records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mc Quay family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Mc Quay Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Mc Quay 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 Quay 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 Quay family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for Mc Quay research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. Mc Quay Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Mc Quay 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 Quay family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Mc Quay Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mc Quay 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 Quay ancestors.
VII. Mc Quay Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mc Quay Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mc Quay, 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."
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 Quay Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other Mc Quay family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mc Quay reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Mc Quay genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 09/Dec/2013.
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