Welcome to the McMu 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 McMu 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 McMu ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McMu Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McMu family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McMu brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McMu Ancestors
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 McMu 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 McMu research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McMu
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McMu records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McMu family history resource today.
Origins of the McMu Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the McMu surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McMu DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McMu 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 McMu research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McMu Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McMu 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 McMu family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with McMu 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McMu 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 McMu ancestors.
McMu Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McMu Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McMu, 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 McMu Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McMu 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McMu reunion.