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Phillip G. Goff (click to email)
Genealogy research since 1976
Co-author, The Fortineux-Fortinet (Fortney, Fortna, Fordney, Furtney) in America (Marceline, MO: Walsworth Publishing, Inc., 1989)
Co-author, The Four Goff Brothers of Western Virginia (Morgantown, PA: Masthof Press, 2003)
National Genealogical Society 2005 Award of Excellence: Genealogy and Family History Book
Administrator, two Y-Chromosome DNA Studies, since September 2004
Mentioned in "Genes & Family" cover article in Newsweek, February 6, 2006
Launched first known "deep ancestry" site on the web, Deep Ancestry of 1A DYS19=16 Cluster
Member, ISOGG Y-SNP Tree Committee, which created the Y-DNA Haplogroup Tree 2006:
Recognized by the genealogy DNA community as the most up-to-date Y-DNA phylogenetic tree since its debut in April 2006
Co-author, Diagnostic Y-STR Markers in Haplogroup G (Journal of Genetic Genealogy, 2(1):12-17, 2006)
How I May Help You:
It is natural to want to know about your ancestry. For many people, however, brick walls go up starting just four or five generations ago. Today there are more resources than ever to help discover your ancestry, but piecing together the story can be challenging, even with traditional genealogy tools. With the groundswell in the use of DNA (Y-Chromosome and mtDNA), new skills are required to unlock your heritage in what may otherwise appear to be a string of random DNA numbers.
I have a unique background, which is equally strong in general genealogy research and DNA genealogy analysis. If you have a brick wall in your research, regardless of whether you have or plan to use DNA testing, I may be able to help you break down your brick wall and discover your family history.
Please contact me for a free assessment and estimate on pushing through your family tree brick wall.