Welcome to the McNault 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 McNault 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 McNault ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNault Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNault family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNault brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNault Ancestors
Keep an open mind when searching through McNault 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 McNault research?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNault
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNault records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNault family history resource today.
Origins of the McNault 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 McNault surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McNault DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McNault 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 McNault research, read "When do you use DNA?".
McNault Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNault 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNault family history.
Networking with McNault 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 McNault queries.
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Web Sites & Blogs with McNault Research
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Upcoming McNault 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 McNault 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 McNault reunion.