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The McManiway Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the McManiway 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 McManiway 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 McManiway genealogy.

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I. The McManiway Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McManiway Ancestors

II. McManiway Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McManiway

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the McManiway Surname

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

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McManiway 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're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McManiway research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

V. McManiway Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McManiway ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Researching Masonic Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McManiway family history.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with McManiway 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 McManiway 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 McManiway ancestors.

VII. McManiway Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McManiway Research

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

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 McManiway Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McManiway 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 McManiway reunion.


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