Welcome to the Mejic Family page at Surname Finder. Our editors have compiled this checklist of genealogical resources, combining links to commercial databases along with user-contributed information and web sites for the Mejic surname. As vital records, original documents, vintage photographs and surname-based DNA projects are discovered, this page is updated to offer the best list for researching Mejic genealogy.
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I. The Mejic Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the Mejic family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a Mejic brick wall? Read "Tips for Successful Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mejic Ancestors
II. Mejic Genealogy
Keep an open mind when searching through Mejic 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 Mejic research?, then read this frequently asked question.
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Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching Mejic records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online Mejic family history resource today.
III. Origins of the Mejic Surname
It is quite possible for two people with the Mejic last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Mejic ancestors originated can often yield additional clues for the meaning of the surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
IV. Mejic DNA Projects
While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Mejic 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 Mejic research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".
V. Mejic Family History
There is more to exploring your Mejic 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 do I find my Mejic family history on the Internet? is always useful.
VI. Networking with Mejic 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 "Looking for John Smith - Focusing a Query" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Mejic 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 Mejic ancestors.
VII. Mejic Achievements & Celebrities
VIII. Web Sites & Blogs with Mejic Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mejic, 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."
To have your web site/blog listed on this page, please submit a link to the user-contributed directory at Genealogy Today. Your web page will appear once its content has been reviewed by one of our editors.
IX. Upcoming Mejic Family Reunions
Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Mejic 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 "Planning Details For A Family Reunion" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Mejic reunion.
Suggested use: Print a copy of this free research checklist, and keep track of the Mejic genealogy resources that you visit. If your web browser does not print the date on the bottom, remember to record it manually. Today is 11/Dec/2013.
If you host the Mejic 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.