Welcome to the McMannu 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 McMannu 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 McMannu ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McMannu Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McMannu family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McMannu brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McMannu Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McMannu 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 city directories be used to help my McMannu research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McMannu
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McMannu records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McMannu family history resource today.
Origins of the McMannu Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McMannu last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McMannu 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.
McMannu DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McMannu 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 McMannu research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".
McMannu Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McMannu ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Orphans and Illegitimate Children" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McMannu family history.
Networking with McMannu Researchers
If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McMannu 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 McMannu ancestors.
McMannu Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McMannu Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McMannu, 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 McMannu Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McMannu 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McMannu reunion.