The McOuatt Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McOuatt Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McOuatt family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McOuatt brick wall? Read "Know Where to Begin Your Genealogical Search" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McOuatt Ancestors

McOuatt Genealogy

Sometimes two people can look at the same handwritten record, and come up with different spellings of the name. Be creative when searching for your McOuatt ancestors -- we often search for misspellings intentionally to see if we missed any records. Genealogy is more than just searching through databases. Articles like "Digital Books and Microfilm" can help accelerate your McOuatt research.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McOuatt

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McOuatt Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McOuatt 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.

McOuatt DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McOuatt 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 McOuatt research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

McOuatt Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McOuatt 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 "Traditions, Traditions, Traditions" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your McOuatt family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with McOuatt Researchers

In the course of genealogy research, collaboration is key -- we really cannot do it alone, and one of the great benefits of participating in community message boards is building relationships that not only enlightens our research but strengthens bonds across the miles. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McOuatt 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 McOuatt ancestors.

McOuatt Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McOuatt Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McOuatt, 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 McOuatt Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong McOuatt family history, which provides opportunities to share stories and visit cemeteries or old home sites; you may even want to consider as a one-day activity, having each family take on the task of gathering information from the local courthouse, school district, public library, etc. -- this, of course, requires advance planning and assignment, but could generate considerable interest and results. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McOuatt reunion.

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