Welcome to the McNauglin 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 McNauglin 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 McNauglin ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNauglin Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNauglin family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNauglin brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNauglin Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McNauglin 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 McNauglin research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNauglin
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNauglin records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNauglin family history resource today.
Origins of the McNauglin 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 McNauglin surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McNauglin 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 McNauglin family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you are seeking an answer to the question, How do I know which DNA test is right for McNauglin research?, then this FAQ may help.
McNauglin Family History
For most people, just about every aspect of their life has been influenced in some way by their ancestors. Look beyond the names and dates to understand how and why your McNauglin ancestors lived and strived to make a better life for their descendants. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Looking at Our Ancestors" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNauglin family history.
Networking with McNauglin 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 McNauglin 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 McNauglin ancestors.
McNauglin Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McNauglin Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNauglin, 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 McNauglin 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 McNauglin 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNauglin reunion.