The Mikhail Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The Mikhail Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering Mikhail Ancestors

Mikhail Genealogy

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

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for Mikhail

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the Mikhail Surname

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

Mikhail DNA Projects

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

Mikhail Family History

There is more to exploring your Mikhail 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 can I decipher the handwriting in old Mikhail documents? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with Mikhail 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 Mikhail 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 Mikhail ancestors.

Mikhail Achievements & Celebrities

Did you know that Mikhail was the 37357th most popular surname in the 1990 census of the United States?

Web Sites & Blogs with Mikhail Research

If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of Mikhail, 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

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Upcoming Mikhail Family Reunions

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

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Surname Finder, The Mikhail Genealogy and Family Tree Page [on-line resource], New Providence, NJ, USA: Genealogy Today LLC, 2019.

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