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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
My quest for Monaghans began while attempting to trace a family who was separated during their immigration to America from Ireland during the 19th century. The last living male descendant of this lineage, passed away in 1996. Since his Y-DNA is not available, both his daughter and granddaughter have done the FamilyFinder test in hopes of finding a Monaghan relative, but so far no luck!! For more information about Paul Monaghan, please read my recollection on my blog page called Mysterious Monaghan. Although I am still researching my family, my research has transformed into a study of this surname.
Anyone with connections to a Monaghan-Monahan family is encouraged to join this project. We are hopeful that this mystery will unravel someday, but in the meantime I am interested in identifying and learning about the history of the Monaghan-Monahan surname.
Your participation would be 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/pedigree to the surname research project without participating in the DNA study, please visit our page at Guild of One-Name Studies.
Thank you for your consideration and I look forward to hearing from you!