Welcome to the McHaggery 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 McHaggery 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 McHaggery ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McHaggery Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McHaggery family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McHaggery brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McHaggery Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McHaggery records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can city directories be used to help my McHaggery research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McHaggery
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McHaggery records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McHaggery family history resource today.
Origins of the McHaggery Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McHaggery ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McHaggery 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 McHaggery family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for McHaggery research?, then this FAQ may help.
McHaggery Family History
There is more to exploring your McHaggery ancestry than just gathering a bunch of names and dates. Understanding where your ancestors lived, how they were employed, and what they did for fun, may give you a better appreciation of your heritage. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing Where can I find a biography of my McHaggery ancestor? is always useful.
Networking with McHaggery Researchers
When digging deeper into your ancestor's occupation, a great way to connect with others of a similar interest -- many who might have detailed information, is by posting a message board query giving clear information as to your ancestor's name and the specific occupation or organization, in time and place. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McHaggery 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 McHaggery ancestors.
McHaggery Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McHaggery Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McHaggery, 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."
Upcoming McHaggery 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 "McHaggery 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McHaggery reunion.