The Menes Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Menes Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Menes Ancestors

Menes Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Menes

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Menes Surname

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

Menes DNA Projects

Don't believe the hype! When DNA testing was first made available for genealogical purposes, some companies boasted how it could solve all your Menes family tree mysteries. DNA testing can be a useful tool, when applied properly to a given research issue. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your Menes research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

Menes Family History

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

Photo Collections

Networking with Menes 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 Menes 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 Menes ancestors.

Menes Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Menes was the 55497th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Menes Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Menes 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 "Reunions: Beyond Aunt Pat's Rhubarb Pie and Aunt Edna's Wet Kisses" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Menes reunion.

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