The person who is tested must be a male, and his surname must match the list of approved surnames for the Oriel Project.
We do have a page for displaying the Oriel test subject's mtDNA, if they have also been mtDNA tested.
The mtDNA is passed from a mother to all of her children, but only the daughter passes it on to her offspring. Male offspring do have their mother's mtDNA, but the maleofpring's children do not have his mother's mtDNA. His children have their own mother's mtDNA.
The Y-DNA is passed only from father to son, and thus follows the surname. The mtDNA does not.
You could participate in the Oriel Project, if you could find a direct male line descendant McGinty from your particular McGinty family, and arrange to have him Y-DNA tested. You can list your email address on the additional contacts portion of FTDNA's order form, and you could then be part of the project. Many, many people join projects in this way.
Thank you for your question. Please feel free to email me, if you have any questions.
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