The Metis Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Metis Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Metis Ancestors

Metis Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Metis

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Metis Surname

While some countries have limited historical records for last name assignments, you are most likely to only find general guidance on the origin and meaning of the Metis surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Metis DNA Projects

While DNA testing cannot conclusively tell you if two Metis 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 Metis research, read "DNA Research and Your Family's History".

Metis Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your Metis 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 Metis family history.

Photo Collections

Networking with Metis 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 "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful Metis 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 Metis ancestors.

Metis Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with Metis Research

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

Whenever possible, consider holding the family reunion in place where you have a strong Metis 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 "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful Metis reunion.

See Also

Meti   Medi   Mety   Meiti   Metee   Meta   Meti   Meto   Edis  

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