Welcome to the McMamman 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 McMamman 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 McMamman genealogy.
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I. The McMamman Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McMamman family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McMamman brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McMamman Ancestors
II. McMamman Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through McMamman 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 McMamman research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McMamman
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McMamman records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McMamman family history resource today.
III. Origins of the McMamman Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McMamman last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McMamman 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. McMamman DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McMamman 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 are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for McMamman research?, then this FAQ may help.
V. McMamman Family History
There is more to exploring your McMamman 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 How can I decipher the handwriting in old McMamman documents? is always useful.
VI. Networking with McMamman 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 McMamman 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 McMamman ancestors.
VII. McMamman Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McMamman Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McMamman, 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."
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 McMamman Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McMamman 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 McMamman reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the McMamman genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 09/Mar/2014.
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