Our DNA: We are Sheets Lineage 2 of 11 diffierent ones!
Huge thanks to our Sheets Surname DNA project administrator, Paul Sheats!
Paul has been instrumental in establishing the 11 different lines so far. Compared to other Surname Projects, Paul goes way beyond his call of duty to help us be as successful as we are. Hats off to you my friend, you are amazing!
Interesting Note: Neanderthal?! It was discovered that all of Modern day humans except those that never migrated out of Africa are 1-4% Neanderthal! Ours tests out to be approximately 2%!
We do not have DNA samples from Jacob! But we do have DNA evidence that our testors are related to a common ancestor. The names on the family trees come from you, historians and genealogists. This means that when we match with different branches of our Jacob line, we can collaborate our knowledge of known histories of these ancestors. We are always receiving new information for our branches.
There eventually could be a common line discovered but for now evidence seems to point to Jacob himself, or a brother. However, a cousin would have a DNA match as well. Maybe Mathias or Yost are that brother. We do not know for sure yet but our earliest family genealogists knew of these possible brothers from ship rosters. As of now, neither has a matched DNA connection to us.
This is our DNA Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b from which scientists are tracking DNA of ancient ancestors all over the world. Our ancestors were one of the first migrating groups from Africa into Europe.
Its frequency is highest in Western Europe, especially in Atlantic Europe (and due to European emigration, in North America, South America, and Australia). In southern England, the frequency of R1b is about 70%, and in parts of north and western England, Spain, Portugal, France, Wales, Scotland and Ireland, the frequency of R1b is greater than 90%. It is also found in North Africa where its frequency surpasses 10% in some parts of Algeria.
R1b is also current in many different populations at Ural and Central Asia.
Haplogroup R1b is defined by the presence of single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) M343, which was discovered in 2004. From 2002 to 2005, R1b was defined by the presence of SNP P25; prior to 2002, today's Haplogroup R1b had a number of names in differing nomenclature systems, such as Hg1 and Eu18.