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The McCuon Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the McCuon Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the McCuon surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching McCuon genealogy.

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I. The McCuon Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McCuon Ancestors

II. McCuon 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 McCuon 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 McCuon research.

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the McCuon Surname

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

IV. McCuon DNA Projects

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

V. McCuon Family History

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

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with McCuon Researchers

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

VII. McCuon Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McCuon Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McCuon, 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
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To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.

IX. Upcoming McCuon Family Reunions

One key to a successful McCuon 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McCuon reunion.

 

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