Welcome to the McGuret 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 McGuret 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 McGuret genealogy.
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I. The McGuret Family Tree
It is important to remember that there is no single McGuret 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 McGuret family members? and you might be surprised at the answer.
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II. McGuret 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 McGuret 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 McGuret 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 matching McGuret records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McGuret family history resource today.
III. Origins of the McGuret Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the McGuret surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. McGuret DNA Projects
Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your McGuret family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McGuret research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
V. McGuret Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McGuret ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McGuret family history.
VI. Networking with McGuret 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McGuret 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 McGuret ancestors.
VII. McGuret Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McGuret Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McGuret, 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."
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 McGuret 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 "McGuret 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 McGuret reunion.
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