Welcome to the McNaney 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 McNaney 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 McNaney ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNaney Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNaney family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNaney brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNaney Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McNaney 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 McNaney research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNaney
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNaney records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNaney family history resource today.
Origins of the McNaney Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McNaney last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McNaney 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.
McNaney 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 McNaney 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 McNaney research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McNaney Family History
There is more to exploring your McNaney ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNaney family history.
Networking with McNaney Researchers
As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McNaney 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 McNaney ancestors.
McNaney Achievements & CelebritiesDid you know that McNaney was the 61956th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?
Web Sites & Blogs with McNaney Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNaney, 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."
To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.
Upcoming McNaney Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special McNaney booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNaney reunion.