Welcome to the McNuelty 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 McNuelty 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 McNuelty ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNuelty Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNuelty family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNuelty brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNuelty 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 McNuelty 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 McNuelty research.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNuelty
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNuelty records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNuelty family history resource today.
Origins of the McNuelty Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McNuelty ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McNuelty DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McNuelty ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McNuelty research, read "When do you use DNA?".
McNuelty Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNuelty ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNuelty family history.
Networking with McNuelty 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McNuelty 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 McNuelty ancestors.
McNuelty Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McNuelty Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNuelty, 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 McNuelty 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 McNuelty 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNuelty reunion.