Welcome to the McMil 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 McMil 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 McMil ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McMil Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McMil family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McMil brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McMil Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McMil ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my McMil ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McMil
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McMil records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McMil family history resource today.
Origins of the McMil Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McMil last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McMil 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.
McMil DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McMil 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 McMil research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McMil Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McMil 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 McMil family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with McMil 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 McMil 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 McMil ancestors.
McMil Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McMil Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McMil, 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 McMil Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McMil 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McMil reunion.