The Melnyc Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Melnyc Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Melnyc Ancestors

Melnyc Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through Melnyc 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 Melnyc research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Melnyc

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Melnyc Surname

It is quite possible for two people with the Melnyc last name to have been given that surname for entirely different reasons. Discovering the country from which your Melnyc 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.

Melnyc DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Melnyc 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 Melnyc research, read "Basics of DNA Family History Research".

Melnyc Family History

There is more to exploring your Melnyc 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. Our team of seasoned experts are here to help you learn about different aspects of genealogy. Reading "Estate Records and Files" may help you think of some different tactics to compiling your Melnyc family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Melnyc 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 Melnyc 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 Melnyc ancestors.

Melnyc Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Melnyc Research

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

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

See Also

Melnyk   Melnic   Melny  

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