The McNil Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McNil Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNil Ancestors

McNil Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McNil ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my McNil ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNil

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McNil Surname

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

McNil DNA Projects

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

McNil Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with McNil 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 McNil 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 McNil ancestors.

McNil Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McNil Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNil, 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 McNil 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 McNil 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 McNil reunion.

See Also

McMil   McNeel   Mc Mil   Mc Neel   McNi   Nil   M'Mil  

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