Sheldon- Background



Shelden, Sheldon



Combines the latest in genetic genealogy testing with more traditional genealogy research to unlock the secrets of our SHELDON forbears and their origins.

As of this writing in June 2017 we have over 110 members with 30 Family Finder results and over 50 SHELDON YDNA results. We currently have 4 DNA defined Y groups with some additional singletons.
During the course of the project to date YDNA testing has confirmed that SHELDON immigrants fall into these groups---each group will share a common ancestor although who/where the common ancestor, is yet to be determined:

Group A: John (8)* of Pawtuxet and Providence RI, Richard (22) and Godfrey (4) of Maine and MA AND Bakewell, Derbyshire, England Haplogroup E117>M35>V22

Group B: John (13) of Kingston, RI  and Issac SHELDON (5) of Windsor CT Haplogroup R1b>U106>Z156> DF96>S11515>S15663>FGC62079

Group C: Unknown but may be distantly related to Group B more testing necessary to determine this Haplogroup R1b

Group D: Alleged to be from the Bakewell, Derbyshire SHELDONS but do not share the same DNA signature as Group A so may be from a different SHELDON family in that area

Our success to date has been in combing 3 immigrants in Group A and  2 immigrants in Group B and in locating a matching SHELDON in England to the Derbyshire Group A SHELDONs. We hope more DNA testing of SHELDONs in England will establish more connections and especially confirm origins for groups B, C & D.  If you are a SHELDON male from England please contact the administrator for information on possible testing subsidies.

YDNA testing is only useful to our project for males bearing the surname SHELDON.

For both men and women having SHELDON ancestors a Family Finder test may provide insight and we welcome that as well.

Please visit us on FACEBOOK  at SHELDON FAMILY GENEALOGY for help with genealogy and DNA questions.

*(Numbers) refer to SHELDON FAMILY ASSOCIATION LINEAGES. Please follow link to find out more about the Sheldon Family Association founded in 1939.

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Project Stats

Statistic Type Count
Big Y 1
Combined GEDCOMs Uploaded 7
DISTINCT mtDNA Haplogroups 27
DISTINCT Y-DNA Confirmed Haplogroups 9
DISTINCT Y-DNA Predicted Haplogroups 0
Family Finder 31
Genographic 2.0 Transfers 2
Maternal Ancestor Information 51
mtDNA 30
mtDNA Full Sequence 19
mtDNA Plus 28
mtDNA Subgroups 0
Paternal Ancestor Information 59
Predicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 3
Total Members 113
Unpredicted Y-DNA Haplogroups 0
Unreturned Kits 23
Y-DNA Deep Clade (After 2008) 3
Y-DNA Deep Clade (Prior to 2008) 1
Y-DNA Subgroups 7
Y-DNA111 4
Y-DNA12 63
Y-DNA25 59
Y-DNA37 53
Y-DNA67 22