Ogan Genealogy - News

ATTENTION: All participants of the National Geographic Genographic DNA Project who are descended on a direct paternal or maternal line from any of the listed surnames are welcome to join the DNA Project! For those of you interested in the National Geographic's endeavor called The Genographic Project, please go to this link: http://www.familytreedna.com/ftdna_genographic.html

Who Do You Think You Are? Conference is scheduled for February 25-27, 2011 in London. It is the largest genealogical conference in the world.  Your Ogan administrator will attend and will be handing out free DNA kits to any male with the Ogan (and variant spellings) surname who will test at the Family Tree DNA or the ISOGG booth. Stop by to say hello!

The American version of Who Do You Think You Are? will air its second season starting January 21st on NBC.  Check your TV schedule for local times.

See the recently established Ogan One-Name Studies project and email me if you have data to include on any of the listed spellings anywhere in the world.

As test results arrives, we are discovering some surprises. Some families have great genetic distances from others. As there is always the possibility that someone in the past was adopted or took a mother's maiden name, it is even more important that we locate other volunteers to test on the same families, but on different branches of it. Please consider volunteering. There is some funding to assist you. Email me at: aulicino@hevanet.com 


Descendants of the following ancestors are needed for testing, as well as any other Ogan (and variant spellings, regardless of country of origin). We need to test at least two people on each line. Perhaps these families connect to the ones who have tested already. We'll never know unless you volunteer to test.

(1.) Thomas Ogan, b c. 1777 resided KY and OH; had sons William, Richard, James and John

(2.) Peter Ogin of 1790 PA census

(3.) John Ogin, b. ca 1793 Philadelphia, PA who m. Mary Sims

For anyone wishing to see how DNA samples are taken see Dave Dorsey's site at: http://www.davedorsey.com/dna.html