Welcome to the McIny 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 McIny 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 McIny ancestry. Share this page on Twitter!
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The McIny Family Tree
Everyone has different reasons for building a family tree; your personal motiviation will influence whether the McIny family tree has more depth or breadth. Have you struck a McIny brick wall? Read "Fast-Paced Genealogy Research" for some helpful advice.
Best Tree Collections for Discovering McIny Ancestors
Many things can go wrong when a record collection is indexed. If you're having diffculty finding McIny ancestors in a particular database at one site, try finding it on another and compare the results. If you want to know What is the first census year to identify the informant in every McIny household?, then read this frequently asked question.
Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McIny
Census records are among the most useful records available for family tree building. There are currently matching McIny records at Ancestry.com! Start exploring this online McIny family history resource today.
Origins of the McIny Surname
There are no clear, concise answers to why or how one of your McIny ancestors took on the surname. It may have been based on their occupation or a distinguising physical trait. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.
McIny DNA Projects
DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McIny relatives tested several years ago, it may be worthwhile to have them retested. Likewise, as DNA testing companies have gathered more results and samples, you may be able to find more matches if you search again with your test results. If you're not sure how DNA testing could aid your McIny research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".
McIny Family History
Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McIny ancestors will help paint a picture that can be shared with your relatives. Whether you are a beginner or expert genealogists, knowing How do I find my McIny family history on the Internet? is always useful.
Networking with McIny Researchers
One of the best ways to solve a genealogy problem is by enlisting the help of others through a message board query that is open to the public, allowing you to cast a wide net that can be accessed by anyone, around the world and around the clock --- at the same time, because it is a public forum, you will want to exercise caution in posting personal information or information about living persons. The article "The Art of Posting Queries" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McIny 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 McIny ancestors.
McIny Achievements & Celebrities
Web Sites & Blogs with McIny Research
If you are having difficulty locating records for the last name of McIny, 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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Upcoming McIny Family Reunions
Family reunions are an ideal time interview older relatives and other McIny family members; you may want to consider a roundtable where you can gather different groups together at different times such as siblings to discuss their parents and childhood memories, cousins, aunts and uncles to discuss the grandparent generation, etc. - the collective memory and stimulus of shared experience can yield considerable information. The article "A Great Way to Unite a Newly-Found Family" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McIny reunion.