The McWhite Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McWhite Family Tree

It is quite possible that someone else has already performed work on a McWhite family tree, so be sure to examine some of the sources listed below carefully. Have you struck a McWhite brick wall? Read "Soundex Sorts Out Family Names" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McWhite Ancestors

McWhite Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McWhite

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McWhite Surname

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

McWhite DNA Projects

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

McWhite Family History

There is more to exploring your McWhite ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my McWhite ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with McWhite Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McWhite 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 McWhite ancestors.

McWhite Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that McWhite was the 22816th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with McWhite Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McWhite, 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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RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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Upcoming McWhite Family Reunions

One key to a successful McWhite 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McWhite reunion.

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