Welcome to the McNoy 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 McNoy 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 McNoy ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McNoy Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McNoy family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McNoy brick wall? Read "The 12 Essential Skills for Family Genealogists" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McNoy Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McNoy ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know When were McNoy births first recorded in the United States?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McNoy
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McNoy records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McNoy family history resource today.
Origins of the McNoy Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McNoy ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McNoy DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McNoy 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 McNoy research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McNoy Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McNoy 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 McNoy family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with McNoy 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 "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McNoy 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 McNoy ancestors.
McNoy Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McNoy Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McNoy, 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 McNoy 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 McNoy 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 "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McNoy reunion.