Welcome to the McNaner 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 McNaner 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 McNaner ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNaner Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNaner family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNaner brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNaner Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McNaner 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 McNaner research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNaner
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNaner records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNaner family history resource today.
Origins of the McNaner Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McNaner last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McNaner 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.
McNaner 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 McNaner 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 McNaner research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McNaner Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNaner 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNaner family history.
Networking with McNaner Researchers
As genealogy researchers, we are eternally grateful to come upon information shared by others that enlightens our research; and we can reciprocate by paying it forward in responding to message board queries and sharing our own information that others in down the road or in future generations may benefit. The article "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McNaner 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 McNaner ancestors.
McNaner Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McNaner Research
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Upcoming McNaner Family Reunions
Notifying everyone in advance to bring old photos and documents can bring big rewards, making a special place at the reunion (maybe even a special McNaner booth) where people can come at their leisure to sit, look and chat; in addition to information and clues that might be written on the back of a photo, every photograph has a story and serves as an excellent stimulus to recall -- people might comment not only on the people in the photo, but also on what's in the background, or they might have information around where the photo was taken or the event -- just be sure to have someone there to capture new information. The article "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNaner reunion.