The McKemie One Name Study (aka McKemie ONS, MCK ONS, MCK/MCC ONS) is the research of a single surname (taking into consideration and including variations in spelling). The research includes the history, geography, and etymology of the single surname. In essence, an ONS collects every occurrence of the chosen surname, worldwide. This differs from typical genealogy in that the research is not limited to tracing a linear descendancy or ancestry.
Hopefully, eventually the oldest source or origin of the name will be discovered. Meanwhile, I would like to connect as many of the McKs as possible and compile a helpful database of MCK information worldwide.
|Some Variations of the Surname|
|And that doesn't take into account misspellings such as McKeNNie or McKaney, etc!|
This project evolved out of the McK/McC One Name Study and is an attempt to understand our kinship, family lines, ethnic origins, migrations and even our Scottish clan affiliations. In essence, this DNA projects endeavors, over the course of time, to answer two questions every genealogust has: Who are we and where did we come from? Men with the surname, any variation, are invited and encouraged to participate in this ongoing, long-term project.
More than just dry lineages, this section highlights individual family groups-where they came from, where they went and what they're doing now.
Check this area for links to the message boards, e-mail lists and guest book. Eventually this area will also lead to what I am calling "Genealogy Helps"--forms, articles, sources, etc, that are helpful during the course of researching.
Without the help of a few "noncousins", this site would be impossible. My profound thanks to the Freepage Help List hosted by Rootsweb, to Pat Geary and her website Genealogy Web Creations, and to Rootsweb for giving us this space to explore our roots.