Didn't want to start a new thread as it's hopefully a question asked before.
I am trying to research the McGoona line in my family, from the Donaghmore, Navan in Meath.
I have managed to get so far with the tree but I am not at the early 1800s and have to rely on the records on Roots / NLI.
My problem is that there are variants of how the name is spelled: McGoona, Magonagh, Magonough, Magounough, Magouraugh, even McGowran (GV).
As you know, Roots requires a surname to perform a search, is there anywhere I could find a list of the surnames they search from so that I could go alphabetically and try and find all name variants?
On a side note, I was amazed to find the family in the 1821 Census!