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About us

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

Spellings are numerous and include McGaughey, McGaha, McGaughy, McGahey, McGahhey, Magaha, McGaghy, McGaughie,  McGhghy, MacGahey, MacGahy, MacGaughey, MacGaughy, MacGaggy, MacGaughie,  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

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 contact us.

We also encourage all male participants to take the FamilyFinder test to augment the Y-DNA results. 
Women can also participate in the research with their own FamilyFinder results, as can men who are not in the surname line. FamilyFinder results are not posted; however, participants can filter their own matches for project participants.
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 or Pam Paschke at

We are extremely grateful for the support of the Facebook McGaha Reunion group!