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Open to all male descendants of the surname of McGaughey/McGaha or variant spellings.

Spellings are numerous and include McGaughey, McGaha, McGaughy, McGahey, McGaghy, McGaughie, MacGahey, MacGahy, MacGaughey, MacGaughy, MacGaggy, MacGaughie, Magaha, McGaffey, McGaffee,  McGathey, Gahey, Gaffey, Gaughy.  We also have McGeachie, McKechney, McCaughrean, McGann, McGatha, and more.

If you do not see your surname spelling here, please contact Group Administrator Sandra Kidd at skkidd@bellsouth.net

The most recent Y-DNA Results for the project can be found by clicking on the Y-DNA Results tab.  If you would like to know whether your family line is represented in the Y-DNA project, please contact one of the administrators Sandra Kidd or Pam Paschke; our emails are below and also to the left.

Women cannot take the Y-DNA test because they do not have the Y chromosome that men do.  If you are from a female line, you can help by recruiting a male McGaughey/McGaha relative.

The McGaughey/McGaha Y-DNA study is run by volunteers and supported by descendants who are interested in the role of Y-DNA in identifying and connecting different family branches.  Donations to the study are welcomed and 100 % of donated funds go for test sponsorships.  

To support the Y-DNA study or to sponsor a test, please use the blue button on the left.

This will take you to a donation screen.  From the list of surname choices, choose McGaughey/McGaha and enter the amount of your donation and follow the on-screen directions.
Family Tree DNA accepts online payments through PayPal and MC/VISA/AMEX/Discover , or you can write a check and mail it to 

Family Tree DNA - Genealogy by Genetics, Ltd.

1445 North Loop West, Suite 820 Houston, Texas 77008, USA
Phone: (713) 868-1438

Please be sure to write "McGaughey/McGaha Surname Project" on the check memo line so it can be directed to our study. 

If you need help in making your donation or wish to sponsor someone's test through a donation, please contact our volunteer administrators Sandra Kidd at skkidd@bellsouth.net or Pam Paschke at genpaschke@yahoo.com