The McCunn Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McCunn Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McCunn Ancestors

McCunn 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 McCunn 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 McCunn research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McCunn

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 McCunn records matching McCunn records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McCunn family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McCunn Surname

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

McCunn DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McCunn 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 McCunn research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

McCunn Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with McCunn Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your McCunn 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 McCunn 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 McCunn ancestors.

McCunn Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that McCunn was the 81311th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with McCunn Research

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

One key to a successful McCunn 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McCunn reunion.

See Also

McCun   McCumm   McCunni   Mc Cun   McCun   Cunn  

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