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Welcome to the Monaghan-Monahan DNA Project
Surname Y-DNA testing and "FamilyFinder Test" are the newest tools available to genealogists! Both types of tests are welcome.
- Surname Y-DNA tests allow genealogists to verify their father's father's...father's paternal ancestry. Surname DNA information can be very powerful when combined with traditional paper trails.
- The Family Finder test is designed to trace all of your ancestral lines (5 generations and beyond) using your autosomal DNA (Non Gender DNA passed on to you by both parents) in order to confidently identify relationships for five generations. This is different from mtDNA and Y–chromosome DNA tests, which are intended to clearly trace exclusively the direct maternal or paternal lines.
The following Monaghan surname variations are all welcome in this project. Any type of Monaghan DNA will be helpful to fill out lineages, prove/disprove lineages or link lost family members.
Known spelling variations are:
Monaghan, Monagan, Managan, Moneghan, Monoghan, Monahan
The Monaghan Surname DNA Project is part of the Monaghan one-name study. You can learn more about this significant research by visiting the Monaghan One-Name Study web site hosted by the Guild of One-Name Studies, or by contacting the Group Administrator. Your participation would be appreciated and very valuable to this project so please consider joining us.
If you are willing to sponsor a Monaghan Y-DNA test, please use the link above to donate to our general fund. If you are interested in contributing your research or pedigree to the surname research project without participating in the DNA study, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
My Monaghan Family
My personal quest for finding my Monaghans began while attempting to trace my family who was separated during their immigration to America from Ireland during the later part of the 19th century. The last living male descendant from my Monaghan family passed away in 1996. Since his Y-DNA is not available, both of his daughters and one granddaughter have all done the FamilyFinder test with the hopes of finding a male Monaghan relative, but so far no luck!! For more information about Paul Monaghan, you may read my blog page called Mysterious Monaghan. Although I am still researching my family, my Monaghan research has transformed into a study of this surname.
UPDATE: A free Y-DNA 37 marker test is currently available for any male who was born in Ireland or Northern Ireland with the surname Monaghan (or any variant listed above). Please contact me for further details.