Pip Sheppard participated with Super Southern Sweepers during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading ? items to profiles.
Going back six generations, I'm between 50-60% Scottish by surnames (though see below). Most of my Scottish ancestry passed through Ulster before arriving in America.
As of October 2018 I have a 15.91% pedigree collapse.
My haplogroup is R-M269, the dominant subclade of R1b. The "refined" DNA estimate from Ancestry indicates the following:
England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 69% (Increased by 33%)
Ireland and Scotland 21% (Decreased by 3%)
Norway 6% (Refined from: Scandinavia 8%)
Sweden 4% (Refined from: Scandinavia 8%)
Biggest breakthrough of the year (2018)? My Cornish ancestral lines. Thank you, WIkiTree!
Richard Nixon is a cousin - yes, THE Richard Nixon, and my closest presidential cousin. We are descended from the same Quaker ancestor here in the States. A little bit further out, but the same line as Nixon, is George H W Bush.
This year (2018), I participated my first Source-a-Thon, and it was a blast as well as a learning experience. Gillian and Janet and the Sandringham Strollers were a super team to work with. I'm looking forward to the next one!
A Few Brickwalls just in case someone else gets bored (Somebody, anybody, please get bored!!):
To aid WikiTree in the administration of my account should I be incapacitated, or in the event of my death, I hereby give permission for all private and public profiles I'm presently managing to be transferred community members on my trusted list or to the Leadership Team to be farmed out to any interested party or parties.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Pip Sheppard GEDmatch A888563 and his 2nd cousin Living Person GEDmatch A284152. Their MRCAs are their great-grandparents Rufus Galloway and Susan Butler. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.9, based on sharing 342.4 cM across 13 segments.
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Pip Sheppard GEDmatch A888563 and his 1st cousin, once removed Living Person GEDmatch A251923. Their MRCAs are their great-grandparents Rufus Galloway and Susan Butler. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.5, based on sharing 848.8 cM across 18 segments.
Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Pip Sheppard GEDmatch A888563 and his 3rd cousin, Harry Hoover GEDmatch A512471. Their MRCAs are their William A. Lawing and Jane Cathey Waddell. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 4.2, based on sharing 43.7 cM across 3 segments.
Birth certificate in the possession of Pip Sheppard.
Marriage license and certificate in the possession of Pip Sheppard.
My daughter's paternal ancestry from the Village of Frank, Russia.
Pip Sheppard's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Pip or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, Ancestry member tsheppard1960, FTDNA kit #770555
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Pip:
Pip, thanks for welcome. Just getting started. I thought I replied yesterday. I am trying to go back another generation on my g grandfather Edward Melia. His first son was an Edward, so following Irish naming rules his father may be Edward. My Edward was born unknown county in Ireland about 1838, came in 1860s without family I think, then clear records in NY. I struck out on other main sites. Can wikitree help?
I am hoping to research further my amazing ancestors from Conn and CN inbred and Illustious LOL! Q, I uploaded GedCom from ancestry.com But I see no tree? Im trying this and gedmatch.com but its taking up some time tright now,,, ancestry seems Buggy a little easier that family search but all in all the same info...... I dont think they are woth the subscription either and you become their benefactor for nothing LOL...
I have been trying to upload the GEDCOM file unsuccessfully - too big apparently - but I've emailed firstname.lastname@example.org to see what they suggest. I'm SO hoping someone is related via my DNA. My Gr Grandfather Jones and Gr Grandmother Persse seems to have utterly disappeared into the clouds of the past.
Thanks for contacting me
Cherie Kravec nee Jones.