The McNel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the McNel 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 McNel 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 McNel ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The McNel Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNel family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNel brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNel Ancestors

McNel Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through McNel 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 I locate old newspapers for McNel research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNel

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching McNel records matching McNel records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNel family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McNel Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the McNel last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McNel 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.

McNel DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McNel 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 McNel research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

McNel Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNel 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 McNel family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with McNel 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 McNel 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 McNel ancestors.

McNel Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McNel Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNel, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 McNel 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 McNel 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNel reunion.

See Also

Ncnel   McMel   McKnel   McNeil   McNiel   McNeli   McNely   Mc Neil   McNe   Nel   M'Neil   M'Niel  

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