DNA testing for genealogy is accomplished through either spitting into a tube or through swabbing the inside of the cheek depending on the company’s protocol. Testing is relatively easy but everyone doing a DNA test must be prepared for unexpected results. They happen infrequently but they do happen. DNA only reports the truth and has no agenda.
- Assist all Sheldons worldwide in sorting their various Sheldon origins. Encourage greater participation in DNA testing of worldwide of Sheldon’s. It may be that an Australian or South African Sheldon holds the key to many Sheldon mysteries. American Sheldons may help current-day English Sheldons discover their deeper origins. The Sheldon DNA is a collaborative endeavor to help all Sheldons.
- Determine the English ancestry of all the original American Colonial Sheldons.
- Discover branch-related SNPS to make testing more accessible and easier to access. (A simple SNP test costs only $23.)
The Beginners Guide to DNA testing for the SHELDON DNA Testing
Sheldon YNDA Groupings
The History of the Sheldon DNA Project
The Beginner’s Guide to Genetic Genealogy
The Sheldon DNA Project at FTDNA
The Leeds Method for plotting matches into your tree based on DNA
Sheldon DNA Blog Posts:
Sheldon Group B News
Breaking Brick Walls With YDNA Part One Pre DNA testing
Breaking Brick Walls with YDNA Part Two Post DNA testing
Ancestral Journeys: The Peopling of Europe from the First Venturers to the Vikings by Jean Manco
Family Tree Guide to Genetic Genealogy by Blaine T. Bettinger
Who We Are and How We Got Here: Ancient DNA and the New Science of the Human Past by David Reich
Origins: A Genetic History of the Americas by Jennifer Raff 2022