A fascinating subject with more twists and turns than one can imagine.
Understanding DNA and its significance is not an easy task. I am far from an expert. Within these reports, I will attempt to explain what has been discovered as a result of autosomal and Y-DNA tests. Who were the earliest Shinabargers, from where did they originate, and how are the families of the Dozen S’s connected?
Anyone looking for further information, there is a wealth of research available. I will occasionally add updates and summaries because discoveries and connections are constantly being found.
To get the most from this report, I suggest you read at least generations one and two of the Shinabarger histories posted under Family Chronicles. Each will give you additional insight into the families who will be discussed here.
SHINABARGER DNA RESULTS – October 2020
In the past, I submitted DNA to the National Geographic’s Genographic Project. The Geno Project was launched in 2005 as a research project in collaboration with scientists and universities around the world with a goal of revealing patterns of human migration. Over 1 million people participated through National Geographic’s “Geno” DNA Ancestry kits. The public participation phase of this research project has ended. However, if you are interested in the deep ancestry of Shinabarger, then read the report below. This report, in general, will also apply to any Dozen S’s who tests as a positive relationship with Shinabarger.
DNA SUMMARY FOR JANUARY 2021 – Shinabarger
When it comes to Bunyard DNA results, there are two reports. I submitted by brother’s DNA to this project. After learning my brother and my Bunyard first cousin, in spite of a non-parental event, are of the same Haplogroup with similar ancient beginnings, I created two reports. The first, “Bunyard DNA Results” are discusses the ancient beginnings of the descendants of James Beal Bunyard 1744-1817. The second report, “Richard E. Bunyard DNA” reflects the findings about my specific lineage which is NOT related to James Beal Bunyard. Though both ancestors originated in the same spot and migrated north for a time, eventually they went their separate ways.
BUNYARD DNA RESULTS – June 2020
The Bunyard National Geographic report is an abbreviated version of Richard’s report. Because both lineages, surprisingly, share the same ancient history, much of Richard’s report also applies to the ancient paternal ancestors of James Beal Bunyard.
RICHARD E. BUNYARD DNA RESULTS – June 2020
This report includes the maternal side of my own family.