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The McHaght Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the McHaght 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 McHaght 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 McHaght genealogy.

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I. The McHaght Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McHaght family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McHaght brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McHaght Ancestors

II. McHaght Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through McHaght 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 McHaght research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McHaght

Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently count of matching McHaght records matching McHaght records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McHaght family history resource today.

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the McHaght Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McHaght 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.

IV. McHaght DNA Projects

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

V. McHaght Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McHaght 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 McHaght family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with McHaght 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 McHaght 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 McHaght ancestors.

VII. McHaght Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McHaght Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McHaght, 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 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 McHaght 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 "McHaght 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 McHaght reunion.


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