You can pay securely by credit card, Paypal, or check.

GGFA utilizes well-established, secure vendors (Paypal and Stripe) to process all transactions over a secure link. Credit card numbers and security codes are not stored on GGFA servers. For recurring subscriptions, we do retain the credit card expiration date to facilitate payment for the next subscription cycle.

For the convenience of our members, the default setting for new subscriptions is auto-renewal. You will receive notice of the upcoming renewal and a confirmation that the transaction is complete. You can manage your subscription through your account page when you are logged in.

Yes. On your account panel, under subscriptions, click on “Pause” or “Cancel”. This only pauses or cancels the auto renewal. Your subscription will continue to the end of the term, but will not automatically renew. If you pause your auto renewal, you can later select “Resume”.

You can download and print out an application, which you can complete and return by mail along with your check.

GGFA DNA Surname Study

YDNA testing is the gold standard in tracing a paternal lineage. Please identify a male Gough or Gough (or variant) in your family to do a Y-chromosome test at Please contact us at with any questions.

Yes, females can join by taking an autosomal DNA test, such as through AncestryDNA. To cast the widest net for matches, please be sure to upload the raw results file to, and For further coverage, please also test through Please contact us at with any questions.

Member Dashboard

If you forget your password, go to the Login page, and click the “Forgot Password” link. Enter your email address. Check your email for a Reset Password link. Follow the instructions to reset your password.

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If you can login, but would like to change your password, go to your Member Dashboard and click on the “Profile” tab. At the bottom you will see a link to “Change Password.” Click on the link and follow the instructions.

Passwords must be at least 8 characters and contain at least one upper and lower case letter, one or more numbers and at least one special character. such as *,?, or @.