The McKale Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McKale Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McKale Ancestors

McKale Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McKale

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McKale Surname

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

McKale 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 McKale 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 McKale research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

McKale Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McKale ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my McKale family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with McKale Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your McKale surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McKale 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 McKale ancestors.

McKale Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that McKale was the 42893rd most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with McKale Research

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

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Upcoming McKale Family Reunions

One key to a successful McKale reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McKale reunion.

See Also

McCale   McAle   McHale   McKala   Mc Cale   McKal   Kale   M'Cale  

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