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The McManna Family Tree and Genealogy

Welcome to the McManna 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 McManna 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 McManna genealogy.

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I. The McManna Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McManna Ancestors

II. McManna Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McManna

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

Death Records

Military Records

III. Origins of the McManna Surname

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

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McManna 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 McManna research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

V. McManna Family History

There is more to exploring your McManna 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 McManna documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

VI. Networking with McManna 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 McManna 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 McManna ancestors.

VII. McManna Achievements & Celebrities

VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with McManna Research

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

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

 

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