Shook Family of Pennsylvania- Background

Administrators

Background

SELECT THE CORRECT SHOOK GROUP TO GET THE MOST FROM YOUR TESTING. There are two Shook family DNA projects: (1) the newly created Shook-Pennsylvania is comprised of and seeks descendants of Johannes Shuck/Shook who immigrated to Philadelphia in 1732 on the Pink called William and Mary, along with wife Anna Maria _____? This group is administered by a descendant of Johannes Shuck - Jack Ruple, Sr., J.D. (2) the older Shook group focuses more broadly on Shooks not shown related to the descendants of Johannes Schuck and is administered by non Shook relatives.

Therefore, if you think your ancestor is Johannes, You are advised to join this "Shook-Pennsylvania" group first to have testing done; then later, if you choose to join the other Family Tree DNA Shook group you may. That procedure should help you find your relatives more quickly using the simple and painless yDNA cheek cell swab testing. Such testing nicely complements traditional family "paper" research methods by adding the scientific evidence which either corroborates or refutes existing paper genealogy. DNA science doesn't make mistakes!! Be a pioneer in this new Shook group . . . . And, don't be intimidated by the science of DNA . . . DNA sample kits are easy to order, to use, and to process!!

If you are a male Schuck/Shook blood descendant of Johannes Schuck/ Shook PLEASE JOIN US to benefit from this important surname project. If you are a female, you may assist by encouraging the males in your Shook surname family to test themselves to benefit your family research - just have a SHOOK OR SCHUCK brother, uncle, father, grandfather test his cheek cells!! Join our group and this will establish your lineage through them! Either way you gather important information about your heritage. Have pride in your heritage and, together, we can have fun growing our family tree through the exciting science of yDNA testing!

Simple steps in the process of joining our yDNA study group are: (1) contact me (a shook descendant)at switzerjr@gmail.com tell me your family genealogy or as much as you know; (2) I will answer any questions you may have about this simple testing and approve your testing with our group; (3) order your kit,get a group discount, and swab your cheek cells and return the kit to the company; (4) results will be posted on our public site ONLY by kit number to identify you within as early as 5-6 weeks; (5) you can always check the results online by inputting your kit and user ID numbers at our DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/Shook-Pennsylvania/.

We can't guarantee miracles, but the information you get will be accurate and useful . . . even more so as more members join the group. You WILL get individual DNA results which can be compared with other members of the group for relatedness - one PRIMARY goal of the project. As a bonus, you can upload the information to the Genographic Project or use your DNA profile results (haplotype) information to compare with others internationally if you choose by uploading your data from your homepage to Ysearch(NOTE: keep track of your ID no for that site and you can return often to see if there are any new matches worldwide!!) Also see below for tutorials about DNA testing in general or follow-up by consulting the bibliography for further reading about individual families!!

FOR FURTHER READING ABOUT YDNA TESTING AND ABOUT FAMILY RESEARCH, SEE REFERENCES BELOW (ACCURACY OF INFORMATION IS UP TO YOU - THIS LIST IS JUST FOR CONSULTATION AND VERIFICATION):

SHUCK/SHOOK RESEARCHERS:
ALL US STATES AND GERMANY: Jack Ruple, Sr., J.D.;
PA - Persis Shook
PA - Wilma Simpson

Name Email Address
Group Administrator: Jack Ruple, Sr. switzerjr@gmail.com


Project Surnames
Schuck/Shook

Project Background

The mission of the Shuck/Shook Family of Pennsylvania yDNA project is to fill existing gaps in family histories and to connect group members with their cousins. This study began in 2009. Hopefully it will be successful in meeting goals and bringing "lost" families together!!! Thanks and congratulations to all participants for your pioneering spirit - we share your excitement in participating and look forward to your results!!

Y chromosome (male line) DNA cheek cell swab testing supplements traditional family research methods by either corroborating or refuting it. DNA science doesn't make mistakes!! And, best of all, DNA sample kits are easy to order, to use, and to process.

If you are a male Schuck/Shook blood descendant thought to descend from Johannes Shuck and his descendants in NC, PLEASE JOIN US to benefit from this important surname project. If you are a female, you may assist by encouraging the males in your Schuck/Shook surname family to test themselves to benefit your family research - just have a SHUCK or SHOOK brother, uncle, father, grandfather test his cheek cells!! Join our group and this will establish your lineage through them! Either way you gather important information about your heritage. Have pride in your heritage and, together, we can have fun growing our family tree through the exciting science of yDNA testing!

Simple steps in the process of joining our yDNA study group are: (1) contact me at switzerjr@gmail.com tell me your family genealogy or as much as you know; (2) I will answer any questions you may have about this simple testing and approve your testing with our group; (3) order your kit,get a group discount, and swab your cheek cells and return the kit to the company; (4) results will be posted on our public site ONLY by kit number to identify you within as early as 5-6 weeks; (5) you can always check the results online by inputting your kit and user ID numbers at our DNA website: www.familytreedna.com/public/shook-Pennsylvania/.

We can't guarantee miracles, but the information you get will be accurate and useful . . . even more so as more members join the group. You WILL get individual DNA results which can be compared with other members of the group for relatedness - one PRIMARY goal of the project. As a bonus, you can upload the information to the Genographic Project or use your DNA profile results (haplotype) information to compare with others internationally if you choose by uploading your data from your homepage to Ysearch(NOTE: keep track of your ID no for that site and you can return often to see if there are any new matches worldwide!!) Also see below for tutorials about DNA testing in general or follow-up by consulting the bibliography for further reading about individual families!!

FOR FURTHER READING ABOUT YDNA TESTING AND ABOUT FAMILY RESEARCH, SEE REFERENCES BELOW (ACCURACY OF INFORMATION IS UP TO YOU - THIS LIST IS JUST FOR CONSULTATION AND VERIFICATION):

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SHUCK/SHOOK Family Researchers:
ALL US STATES AND SWITZERLAND: Jack Ruple, Sr., J.D.;
PA - Persis Shook; Wilma Simpson
NC - Persis Shook; Wilma Simpson

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For more information about the similar Germanic yDNA family research, see:
1. ORANGEBURG GERMAN-SWISS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY WEBSITE: http://www.ogsgs.org/ (GOTO "FIRST FAMILIES" ARTICLES - Ruple family) (THIS IS A GOOD SITE TO LOOK AT FAMILIES OF GERMANS OR SWISS WHO IMMIGRATED IN THE 18TH CENTURY TO SOUTH CAROLINA AND TO SEE WHAT GERMAN RECORDS WERE USED TO DOCUMENT THEIR EUROPEAN HERITAGE)
2. German Life Magazine, June/July issue, 2009: article by James Biedler entitled: "Y DNA Yields Success for Swiss Descendants"(p. 64)(article highlights the Ruple yDNA study and updates the Ruple Family book below as to Swiss heritage). (THIS ARTICLE SIMPLY EXPLAINS THE SUCCESS YOUR SHOOK ADMINISTRATOR HAD WITH HIS OWN SURNAME STUDY AT FTDNA)


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For more information about the SHUCK/SHOOK family research, see:
1. Johannes George Shuck/Shook - see (sources to be added)

For more information regarding DNA and genealogy in general see:
1. http://www.isogg.org/(Int'l Society of Genetic Genealogy-education)
2. National Genealogical Society Quarterly, vol 93, no. 4 (Dec. 2005)(various articles on genetic genealogy, including "Genetic Genealogy", Thomas Shawker, M.D., at p. 294-304)
3. www.familytreedna.com/ (testing/education)
www.dnaancestryproject.com/ (testing/education)
4. https://www3/nationalgeographic.com/genographic/
process.html
5. www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11080815/site/newsweek/ (article: "Genes and Family . . . ")
6. http://www.contexo.info/DNA_Basics/_vti_bin/shtml.exe/index.html (Nancy Custer's explanation of science of DNA and study of Dorsey family - great stuff!!)
7. www.familytreedna.com/public/mumma/
8. www.kerchner.com/dna-info.htm
www.kerchner.com/zip+4-analogy.htm
http://www.kerchner.com/germname.htm (German naming patterns)
9. www.duerinck.com/project.html
10. http://blairgenealogy.com/dna/dna101.html
project/education/education/DNA history timeline)
11. http://yhrd.org (Y-DNA haplotype database search)
12. http://www.Ybase.org (haplotype search)
13. Trace Your Roots with DNA: Use Your DNA to Complete Your Family Tree (Paperback, Megan Smolenyak (Author), Ann Turner (Author); also, "Who Do You Think You Are: The Essential Guide . . " by Megan Smolenyak, pricipal genealogist to the 2010 TV series on NBC.
14. Genetic Genealogy DNA Testing Dictionary by: Charles F. Kerchner, Jr., P.E.
15. Swiss Research: http://www.swissgenealogy.com/Bibliography.htm
16. Evidence! Citation and Analysis for the Family Historian, Elizabeth Shown Mills (Baltimore: GPC, 1997)