The McPhilli Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McPhilli Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a McPhilli family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a McPhilli brick wall? Read "Genealogy's Most Popular Disbeliefs" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McPhilli Ancestors

McPhilli Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McPhilli ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know How do I find my McPhilli family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McPhilli

Historical newspapers give us the ability to discover ancestral history through eyewitness accounts. There are currently count of matching McPhilli records matching McPhilli records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McPhilli family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McPhilli Surname

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

McPhilli DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McPhilli 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 McPhilli research, read "When do you use DNA?".

McPhilli Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your McPhilli ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McPhilli family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with McPhilli Researchers

When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McPhilli 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 McPhilli ancestors.

McPhilli Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McPhilli Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McPhilli, 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 McPhilli Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McPhilli 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 McPhilli reunion.

See Also

McPhili   McPhilla   McPhill   Philli  

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