The OGAN DNA Project is an ongoing project open to any MALE descendant with the Ogan surname (and variants). Our primary objective is to try to identify and tie together the numerous Ogan families to assist in proving our relationships. Current participants' results can be viewed on our website. Men having Y-DNA testing done should have a Ogan or variant surname, or have reason to believe they are Ogan by paternity. Both men and women who have taken the Family Finder test are welcome IF they match others with the Ogan (or variant) surname, but tools are limited at the project level for Family Finder. If you do not carry the Ogan (and variants) surname, but are related and are interested in researching the lineage, please email me directly at: firstname.lastname@example.org as you may wish to join the email list. The email list is open to both men and women as well as testers. The list is one-way from me to the group, and I provide information on new testers, sales, etc. Please send your lineage that connects you to the surname, however. (See the example below.) NOTE: I do not share emails, data on living people nor the maiden names of mothers of living people on the Net nor within the private email list.. No less than 37 Y-DNA marker test is recommended for the project as this puts the matching within a good genealogical time frame. If money is not an issue, please consider the Y-67 or 111 tests. Please note it is imperative that you set your Most Distant Direct Paternal Ancestor with name, some time frame and some geography in your account. You can access this configuration setting from your My Account tab. **** When you submit your Join Request, please include your all-male Ogan (variant spelling) lineage, your kit number, and the information on the Most Distant Ancestor you have proven in your Ogan (and variant) line. **** Every member is to provide their all-male lineage from the oldest PROVEN all-male line (Ogan or if there is a name change, use that all-male line) to themselves in the format below. Please include all the detail for dates, locations and spouses names as given names that appear in many Ogan lineages are the same. 1. Peter Ogan, b. ca 1747; d. ca 1830 OH; m. Euphemia Carter 11 Dec 1769 VA 2. Peter Ogan, b. ca 1784 VA; d. ca 1870 Putnam Co, OH; m. Jane Jenkins ca 1802 3. Evan Ogan, b. 20 Nov 1802 VA; d. Mar 1868 Henry Co, MO; Susan Wical in Clinton Co, OH 4. etc. Once this information is received, you will be able to join. Please contact me for further information.