Welcome to the McNorgan 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 McNorgan 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 McNorgan ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNorgan Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNorgan family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNorgan brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNorgan Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McNorgan ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were McNorgan births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNorgan
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNorgan records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNorgan family history resource today.
Origins of the McNorgan 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 McNorgan surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McNorgan 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 McNorgan 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 McNorgan research?, then this FAQ may help.
McNorgan Family History
There is more to exploring your McNorgan 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. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How can I decipher the handwriting in old McNorgan documents? is always useful.
Networking with McNorgan 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 McNorgan 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 McNorgan ancestors.
McNorgan Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McNorgan Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNorgan, 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 McNorgan 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 McNorgan 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 McNorgan reunion.