Welcome to the McNinaway 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 McNinaway 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 McNinaway ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNinaway Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNinaway family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNinaway brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNinaway Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McNinaway ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my McNinaway ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNinaway
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNinaway records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNinaway family history resource today.
Origins of the McNinaway Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the McNinaway last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your McNinaway 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.
McNinaway 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 McNinaway 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 McNinaway research?, then this FAQ may help.
McNinaway Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNinaway 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 "Researching Masonic Records" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNinaway family history.
Networking with McNinaway 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 McNinaway 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 McNinaway ancestors.
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Web Sites & Blogs with McNinaway Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNinaway, 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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Upcoming McNinaway 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 McNinaway 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNinaway reunion.