The McKau Genealogy and Family Tree Page

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

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The McKau Family Tree

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

Best Tree Collections for Discovering McKau Ancestors

McKau Genealogy

Keep an open mind when searching through McKau 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 city directories be used to help my McKau research?, then read this frequently asked question.

Top Five Genealogy Databases to Search for McKau

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

Death Records

Military Records

Origins of the McKau 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 McKau surname. Keep in mind that it was not unusual for a last name to be altered as an ancestor entered a new country.

McKau DNA Projects

DNA testing for genealogy continues to improve. If you had some of your McKau 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 McKau research, read "Utilizing DNA in Family History Research".

McKau Family History

Every family has a different history, and every document you discover about your McKau 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 McKau family history on the Internet? is always useful.

Photo Collections

Networking with McKau Researchers

In doing genealogy research, we surely don't want to reinvent the wheel; in researching your McKau surname, posting a message query can help you connect with distant cousins and others who may be working on the same lines, some of whom may have advanced the research or solved some of the hard problems, but are willing to share. The article "Are Your Queries Getting Results?" provides some valuable tips for posting successful McKau 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 McKau ancestors.

McKau Achievements & Celebrities

Web Sites & Blogs with McKau Research

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

One key to a successful McKau reunion is preparation, and for the family researcher that means getting the word out in advance on what to bring (such as the family photo collection); arranging for the display of shared information; and planning activities conducive to sharing; and one of the best ways to get others to participate is in bringing something of your own to share such a picture pedigree, compiled family history or biographical sketch, or even a copies of a treasured photo as a gift for each family -- you may even want to consider putting together a reunion newsletter in advance to be distributed at the reunion, asking for help in solving one or more specific family mysteries: you never know who might have insight they are willing to share, one-on-one. The article "Family Reunions Don't Always Turn Out as one has Pictured" may provide you with tips for hosting a successful McKau reunion.

See Also

McCau   McAu   McHau   McKaw   McKou   McKow   McKai   McKay   Mc Cau   Mc Kow   Mc Kai   Mc Kay   McKa   Kau   M'Cau   M'Kay  

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