Welcome to the McMand 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 McMand 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 McMand ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McMand Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McMand family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McMand brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McMand Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McMand 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 McMand research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McMand
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McMand records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McMand family history resource today.
Origins of the McMand Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McMand last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McMand 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.
McMand 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 McMand 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 McMand research, read "Using DNA to Find Your Surname".
McMand Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McMand 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 McMand family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with McMand 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 McMand 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 McMand ancestors.
McMand Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McMand Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McMand, 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 McMand Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McMand 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McMand reunion.