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The McMalty Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the McMalty 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 McMalty 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 McMalty genealogy.

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I. The McMalty Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McMalty Ancestors

II. McMalty Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McMalty

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the McMalty Surname

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

IV. McMalty DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McMalty relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McMalty research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. McMalty Family History

There is more to exploring your McMalty 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McMalty family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with McMalty Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McMalty 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 McMalty ancestors.

VII. McMalty Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McMalty Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McMalty, 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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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 McMalty Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McMalty family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McMalty reunion.


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