Family Trees and Family Stories
 McKay/Stevens Genealogy Pages

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Petersen family 1898 Hammond, Indiana

Welcome to the Stevens McKay family tree web site.


If you want to trace the family tree of one branch of the family, you can click one of these links:





Or you can click on the links both on the right side of this page.

If you want to trace a particular individual (yourself for instance), just type the first and last name into the Search boxes in the upper left.

This is a work in progress so, as new information is included, the site will change.

For more information on how to navigate the web site go here

To view the family tree in MyHeritage, go here

To view the family tree in Ancestry, go here

One discovery of this research was just how important the Indiana story was in the family history on both sides. The following map shows how many ancestors migrated to Indiana since the early 1800s.

Color code: Yellow = Stevens side, No color = McKay side

The maps below show the European origins (as determined by DNA testing) of the McKay and Stevens families. Click on map for enlarged version.

McKay Ancestry
Stevens Ancestry

Maps of McKay and Stevens European ancestry[1]

Feature Articles

feature 1 Stevens

The Stevens family line is quite diverse with German/Jewish, Scots-Irish, and English roots.

feature 2 McKay

The McKay family has always thought of themselves as Scottish but in truth have more English and German heritage.

feature 3 Petersen

The Petersen family is pure Danish but much more mixed ancestry on the Roberts side.

feature 4 Freeman

The Freeman family is the branch with the strongest Southern connection.

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How to use the database

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How to Find Distant (Famous) Stevens Relatives

How to Find Distant (Famous) McKay Relatives

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Stevens Family History: Religion, Military

McKay Family History: Religion, Military

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Settlement History

General History

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Stevens Notable Ancestors

McKay Notable Ancestors

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Old World Ancestors


[1] DNA origin maps


Thanks to Alan Craxford for his help by sharing code for page design

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