The McCums Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McCums Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single McCums family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, How common it is for McCums siblings to have the same first name? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McCums Ancestors

McCums Genealogy

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 McCums 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 McCums research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McCums

Vital records are essential for family history research because they were typically created at or near the time of the event, making the record more reliable. There are currently count of matching McCums records matching McCums records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McCums family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McCums Surname

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

McCums DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McCums 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for McCums research?, then this FAQ may help.

McCums Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with McCums Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your McCums 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McCums 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 McCums ancestors.

McCums Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McCums Research

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

One key to a successful McCums 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 McCums reunion.

See Also

McCumps   McCumse   McCum   McCun   McCoom   McCume   Cums  

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