The McShea Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McShea Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a McShea family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a McShea brick wall? Read "Newspapers Can Be A Treasure Trove Of Genealogical Details" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McShea Ancestors

McShea Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McShea 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 McShea family in the census?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McShea

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

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Origins of the McShea Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McShea 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.

McShea 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 McShea family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for McShea research?, then this FAQ may help.

McShea Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with McShea Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your McShea surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McShea 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 McShea ancestors.

McShea Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that McShea was the 28633rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with McShea Research

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

One key to a successful McShea reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McShea reunion.

See Also

McChea   McSheeh   Mc Sheeh   McShe   Shea  

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