Distance Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?

by Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager In the days before YDNA was available to sort out the various Gough/Goff families, well-meaning family historians made leaps of faith in family tree connections. Where there was a brick wall, the isolated family was then attached to another Goff/Gough family that […]

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Four Goff Brothers Meet Stephen Gough

Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager [Reprinted from the Winter 2007 issue of Goffs/Goughs: Their Ancestors and Descendants] In the Spring 2006 issue of the Goffs/Goughs Their Ancestors & Descendants newsletter (Vol. XXV, No. 2), I discussed the background and methodology of the Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study (the “Study”). […]

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Peering Into the Gene

Phillip G. Goff, GGFA DNA Project Manager [Reprinted from the Spring 2006 issue of Goffs/Goughs: Their Ancestors and Descendant] When you were a kid, did you ever play the game in which you reached into a box and had to identify an object only by touch? Rectangular block of felt […]

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