The McAvi Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the McAvi 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 McAvi 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 McAvi ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The McAvi Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single McAvi family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How can I distinguish my McAvi ancestor from others of the same name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McAvi Ancestors

McAvi 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 McAvi ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Finding Ancestors in County Court Minutes" can help accelerate your McAvi research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McAvi

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching McAvi records matching McAvi records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McAvi family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McAvi Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the McAvi last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McAvi 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.

McAvi DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McAvi 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 McAvi research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

McAvi Family History

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

Photo Collections

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

McAvi Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McAvi Research

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

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Upcoming McAvi Family Reunions

Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other McAvi 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McAvi reunion.

See Also

McAva   McAvo   Mc Avo   McAv   Avi   Cavi  

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