The Meakan Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

Completed by on

  Database Search: GenealogyBank.com ($)
Enter information about one of your ancestors and click search:

  First Name: Last Name: Location:   

The Meakan Family Tree

Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Meakan family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Meakan brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Meakan Ancestors

Meakan Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Meakan records. Years ago many people were unable to read and write, thus a given ancestor's name could be spelled in a variety of ways depending on who recorded it. If you want to know How can I locate old newspapers for Meakan research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Meakan

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Meakan Surname

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

Meakan DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Meakan ancestors were related, it can easily prove if they weren't. Be sure you understand what types of research issues each different DNA test can address before you spend any money. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Meakan research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Meakan Family History

There is more to exploring your Meakan 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 Meakan documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Meakan Researchers

If you are doing genealogy research in a particular town or region distant from where you live, you may want to consider posting a message board query requesting a lookup; often local volunteers or residents are willing to lend a hand, but remember to be specific in your request and be respectful of others' time. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Meakan 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 Meakan ancestors.

Meakan Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Meakan Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Meakan, 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."

RootsWeb search of US Naturalization Records
RootsWeb search of Obituary Daily Times
RootsWeb search of Social Security Death Index

To recommend your web site/blog for inclusion on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page may appear once its content has been reviewed by our editors.

Upcoming Meakan Family Reunions

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Meakan 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 Meakan reunion.

See Also

Meachan  

Citation:
Surname Finder, The Meakan Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2014.

Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Meakan genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 18/Dec/2014.

To keep track of the latest transcriptions published by Genealogy Today, please follow Illya D'Addezio on Facebook, @illyadaddezio on Twitter, or +IllyaDAddezio on Google+.

Copyright © 1998-2014 Genealogy Today LLC. All Rights Reserved.

If you host the Meakan blog or web page, please link to this surname-focused resource. Here's the HTML code for a basic link. Simply cut/paste this code on to your page.

 

Small Surname Finder Logo. Please Do NOT link to this image. You MAY download it onto your web server.

 

It took 0.266467 second(s) to prepare this page.

Powered by MivaScript ( 3.9700 ) from Miva Merchant