The aim of the project is to help anyone with an interest in discovering recent or historic FOGARTY family connections using Y-DNA (males) and autosomal DNA (males and females) and genealogy. The surname originated in Tipperary and in Ireland is generally found in S E Leinster, N & E Munster and surrounding areas. The earliest recorded instance was Ó Fógartaigh, (fógartach, proclaiming or outlawed) in 1072. A sept of the Dalcassians based in N Tipperary (MacLysaght, Edward, Irish Families, Dublin, 1980). At some point in time, the O prefix was dropped and has not been restored. There is a wide diaspora, notably in England, America and Australia.