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Thanks for visiting the Goff-Gough Family Association website. We are a global organization for all who have an interest in Goff-Gough family history, including all variant spellings of the surname (Goffe, Gaugh, Gawf, Gogh, and others). The majority of our association members come from the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Over 30 genetically distinct Gough/Goff families are known and more discovered every year.

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Our Next GGFA Virtual Gathering
September 25, 2021 4:00 – 6:30 Eastern (US)

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Our Next GGFA Virtual Gathering

September 25, 2021

Topics – our GGFA DNA Project and the Origins of our Goff – Gough Surnames. Watch here for more details and registration.

July 2021 Newsletter now available

The July 2021 (Summer) issue of Goffs/Goughs – Their Ancestors and Descendants is now available. Guests can view the April 2021 Table of Contents, while Members can access this new issue and all previous newsletters going back to 1982.

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The work of the Goff-Gough Family Association is accomplished solely by volunteers.  Over the past forty years, we have been enriched by those who have found joy in being part of a team engaged in researching, organizing, preserving, and sharing parts of our GGFA stories.   We invite you to join the team.

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From our GGFA Blog

William Goff 1792 VA – 1870 MO, son of a Trent?

Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager According the 1850 and 1860 Washington Co., MO federal censuses, William Goff was born ca. 1791/92 in Virginia. A 1950 transcription by Fannie E. Frey of an 1816 letter, asserts that William Goff’s father was not a Goff: “I Robert Heaton of Davidson […]

Exploring our Website – Newsletter Archive

The gem of our archives is our 40-year collection of Goffs/Goughs: Their Ancestors and Descendants, our quarterly journal of research and discoveries shared by GGFA members. It includes nearly 160 editions with more than 4,500 pages. if you would like to know more about navigating the Newsletter Archive, you may […]