Welcome to the McHalejr 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 McHalejr 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 McHalejr ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McHalejr Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McHalejr family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McHalejr brick wall? Read "Caring for your Ancestors" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McHalejr Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McHalejr 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 McHalejr research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McHalejr
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McHalejr records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McHalejr family history resource today.
Origins of the McHalejr Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McHalejr last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McHalejr 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.
McHalejr 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 McHalejr 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 McHalejr research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McHalejr 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 McHalejr 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 "Disease and War, 1918-1919" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McHalejr family history.
Networking with McHalejr 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McHalejr 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 McHalejr ancestors.
McHalejr Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McHalejr Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McHalejr, 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 McHalejr 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 "McHalejr 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McHalejr reunion.