The McNill Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McNill Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNill Ancestors

McNill Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McNill ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my McNill ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNill

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McNill Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the McNill last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McNill 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.

McNill DNA Projects

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

McNill Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNill ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my McNill family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with McNill 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 McNill 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 McNill ancestors.

McNill Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McNill Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNill, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

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 McNill 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 McNill 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNill reunion.

See Also

McNil   McMill   Mc Mill   Mc Neell   Nill   M'Mill  

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