Welcome to the McNiter 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 McNiter 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 McNiter ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNiter Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNiter family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNiter brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNiter Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McNiter ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my McNiter ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNiter
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNiter records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNiter family history resource today.
Origins of the McNiter 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 McNiter surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McNiter 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 McNiter family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McNiter research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McNiter Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNiter 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 "Using Social History To Fill In The Gaps In Family Histories" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McNiter family history.
Networking with McNiter 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 McNiter 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 McNiter ancestors.
McNiter Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McNiter Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNiter, 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 McNiter 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 McNiter 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 McNiter reunion.