Welcome to the McNarmar 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 McNarmar 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 McNarmar ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNarmar Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNarmar family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNarmar brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNarmar Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McNarmar 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 McNarmar research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNarmar
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNarmar records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNarmar family history resource today.
Origins of the McNarmar Surname
While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the McNarmar surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McNarmar DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McNarmar 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 McNarmar research?, then this FAQ may help.
McNarmar Family History
There is more to exploring your McNarmar 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 McNarmar documents? is always useful.
Networking with McNarmar 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McNarmar 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 McNarmar ancestors.
McNarmar Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McNarmar Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNarmar, 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."
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Upcoming McNarmar 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 McNarmar 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 McNarmar reunion.