The McNeely Genealogy and Family Tree Page

Welcome to the McNeely 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 McNeely 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 McNeely ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!

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The McNeely Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNeely family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNeely brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNeely Ancestors

McNeely Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through McNeely 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 I locate old newspapers for McNeely research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNeely

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McNeely Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McNeely ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

McNeely DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two McNeely 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 McNeely research, read "When do you use DNA?".

McNeely Family History

There is more to exploring your McNeely 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNeely family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with McNeely 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McNeely 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 McNeely ancestors.

McNeely Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that McNeely was the 3106th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with McNeely Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNeely, 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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To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming McNeely 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 McNeely 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNeely reunion.

See Also

McKneely   McNeeli   McNeeley   McNeela   Mc Neely   McNeel   Neely  

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