The McGunnise Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McGunnise Family Tree

It is important to remember that there is no single McGunnise family tree, as last names were assigned to people for various reasons. We are often asked, Where do I go to find birth, marriage, and death records for McGunnise family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McGunnise Ancestors

McGunnise 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 McGunnise 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 McGunnise research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McGunnise

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McGunnise Surname

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

McGunnise DNA Projects

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

McGunnise Family History

For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your McGunnise ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Our Ancestors Paid Taxes" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McGunnise family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with McGunnise 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 McGunnise 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 McGunnise ancestors.

McGunnise Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McGunnise Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McGunnise, 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
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming McGunnise Family Reunions

Pedigree charts and family group records are important genealogical tools, so bringing or creating on site a big family pedigree (or family tree) is sure to draw attention; at the same time, have plenty of blank family group sheets available for individual families to complete and submit to go into a "McGunnise family record book," which you can then digitize and share -- you can then bring the physical book back to the next reunion, adding new families each time. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McGunnise reunion.

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Surname Finder, The McGunnise Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

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