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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, McGathey, Gahey, Gaffey, Gaughy.  If you do not see your surname spelling here, please contact Group Administrator Sandra Kidd at

The most recent Y-DNA Results for the study can be found by clicking on the Y-DNA Results tab.

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 inmaking your donation or wish to sponsor someone's test through a donation,please contact our administrators Sandra Kidd at or Pam Paschke at