Our DNA project represents the following YDNA Haplogroups E, G, I, J, and R. The earlier in the alphabet the earlier in time a Haplogroup was formed. In Great Britain, the most common YDNA Haplogroup is R followed by I. This new study has individuals of Haplogroups R, I and G. But we need more definition as Haplogroup R breaks into R1b and then subdivisions under that and some of our groups have no Big Y tests or further Haplogroup definition. This leaves us with the following groups that had enough information to match up with ancient skeletons. The big winner is Group D with 25 matching samples from across England. Followed by Group C which is represented by 5 samples I have listed the oldest. This is the famous Amesbury Archer which had a recent article that is a great read Family Ties: Deciphering the Amesbury Archer and his companion.
50 years of Genealogical Research experience and 11 years with DNA & Genetic Genealogy. Author of Wheatonwood.com and the Beginner's Guide to Genetic Genealogy. Enjoys writing, genealogy related travel, research, "gophering" for genealogy, gardening, photography and being a grandma.
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Rev. Henry O. Sheldon
The Rev. Henry O. Sheldon is often considered the grandfather of Sheldon genealogy. While traveling as a preacher he met other Sheldons and wondered how they were all related. Eventually, he began collecting genealogies & piecing the various Sheldon branches together, first published in 1855 as the Sheldon Magazine. First Entry Monday, 4th of May, 1818, age 19, the start of his travels:
“Snowed some last night – roads wet and splashy – At half-past eleven A.M. started on a western tour – took an affectionate leave of my parents and brother and sister after receiving their advice & prayer for my preservation, — rode 25 miles – The day was wet & cold & stormy – Winds N.W.”