The Michel Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Michel Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Michel Ancestors

Michel Genealogy

Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding Michel ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know Was my Michel ancestor was married more than once?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Michel

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Michel Surname

There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your Michel ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Were you aware that Michel is a common French surname? The article "Finding French - cherchez la famille" may be helpful for your research. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

Michel DNA Projects

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

Michel Family History

There is more to exploring your Michel 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 Where can I find a biography of my Michel ancestor? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Michel 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 Michel 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 Michel ancestors.

Michel Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Michel was the 1601st most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Michel Research

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

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

See Also

Nichel   Mishel   Mickel   Michle   Mitchel   Michiel   Mikel   Michele   Micheli   Michelo   Michelu   Miche  

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Surname Finder, The Michel Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2020.

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