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 and Australia.
We also host a private Facebook group
that draws Goff/Gough family genealogists from around the world. Our association and Facebook memberships combined exceed 650 people.
To learn more about joining the GGFA, please visit our Membership page
. To join the Facebook group, you simply need to answer three questions to be approved by a site administrator (standard operating procedure for private Facebook groups).
Please explore our site to see what we have to offer. Much of our content is available to members only, but guests can access information about our quarterly newsletter, our pioneering Goff-Gough Surname DNA Study and more.
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Join the GGFA Online
Join the Goff/Gough Family Association online and pay via PayPal to get immediate access to our newletter archive, which dates back to 1982, as well as our other members-only features. You can also join the old-school way and send us a check. Whichever you prefer, visit our Membership page
and join today!
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GGFA Community Features
We invite you to check out the features of our new GGFA Community web page, where members can explore other members' Goff/Gough family trees, peruse a growing gallery of historical family photos and learn more about the family lines identified by our Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study. Additionally, a GGFA forum is available to members and non-members alike. Click on the image above to open the page in a new window.
Note: The GGFA Community site requires its own login, even if you are already logged in at the GGFA website. Association members and other visitors must register (it's free!) and create a user name and password to use the Community site features.
Guest Visitors: Register for free to post and reply to queries on the GGFA Forum.
GGFA Members: Register for free to get access to these additional features.
- GGFA Photo Galery
- GGFA Genealogy Database, with more than 6,000 searchable Goff/Gough individuals and their families
- GGFA DNA Project, with details for each Goff-Gough family line identified in our DNA study
- GGFA Forum, with special members-only areas
October 2020 (Fall) Newsletter
October 2020 (Fall) issue of Goffs/Goughs - Their Ancestors and Descendants is now available to GGFA members. Cick here to access the new issue and all previous newsletters going back to 1982.
Guests can view the October 2020 Table of Contents here.
Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study
Do You Know What DNA Can Tell You? By Phillip G. Goff
GGFA officer Phillip G. Goff is co-author of The Four Goff Brothers of Western Virginia, which won the 2005 National Genealogical Society Award for Excellence: Genealogy and Family History. Since 2004, Mr. Goff has enrolled more than 100 participants in the Goff/Gough Surname DNA Study, which is helping answer the question, "Where are the Goff/Goughs From?"
Genealogy research has been a hobby for me since 1977. In January of that year, Roots
, a miniseries based on Alex Haley's novel, was broadcast on television over eight nights. I recall watching, but was truly more focused on the heavy snow that year, which pushed aside school and allowed me to polish my sledding skills. The winter melted into spring and then heated up into summer break. One day that summer my mother pointed out an article titled "Tracing Your Family Tree" in the June 1977 issue of her Better Homes and Gardens
magazine. I was hooked. (read more)
Phil provides regular updates on the DNA project in our quarterly newsletter. Learn more about the Goff/Gough Surname DNA Project here.