Welcome to the McMule 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 McMule 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 McMule ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McMule Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McMule family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McMule brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McMule 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 McMule 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 McMule research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McMule
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McMule records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McMule family history resource today.
Origins of the McMule Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McMule last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McMule 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.
McMule 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 McMule family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McMule research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McMule Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McMule 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 McMule family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with McMule 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 McMule 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 McMule ancestors.
McMule Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McMule Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McMule, 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 McMule Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McMule 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 McMule reunion.