The McNilt Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McNilt Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNilt Ancestors

McNilt Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNilt

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McNilt Surname

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

McNilt DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McNilt relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McNilt research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

McNilt Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNilt 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 McNilt family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with McNilt 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 McNilt 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 McNilt ancestors.

McNilt Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McNilt Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNilt, 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 McNilt 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 McNilt 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 McNilt reunion.

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