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?
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.
Anyone looking for further information, there is a wealth of information available. I will occasionally add updates because discoveries and connections are constantly being occurring.
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 check out the report. This report, in general, will also apply to any Dozen S’s who tests as a positive relationship with Shinabarger.
When it comes to Bunyard DNA results, there are two reports. The first, “Bunyard DNA Results” are those resulting from the testing of 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.
This National Geographic report is an abbreviated version of R.E.’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.
A fascinating subject with even more twists and turns than I ever imagined!
This report includes the maternal side of my own family.