Sorry not to have answered you sooner. Yes we are interested in the female Sheffields. We are hoping to begin a new testing as there is much knowledge to be obtained from the female side as well!
Below is the new DNA web site we are beginnig. Don't be fooled by the words VA, we do mean worldwide!
And right now Ancestry is having a sale, so just continue on down and read it. The sale is only good until June 2009.
If you want more information please write me firstname.lastname@example.org
To look at the new web site and to join:https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Sheffiel...
DNA alone does not address all the answers as to whom your ancestors are. It is just another tool to assist all your other sources which you have used over the years. One thing different is that DNA does not lie. It is not subject to misspellings, language misunderstandings and the other mistakes that can confuse the issue.
DNA testing has already confirmed that the William of Bulloch line is part of the Northampton/Moore/Duplin line as was surmised by many people. In Virginia, it has been determined that the Henry County line and the Washington County line do not have a common American ancestor.
We have enough testing done on the Duplin Group to assure that we are on the right track. Now we need the other lines, VA, RI, Mass, and Nova Scotia to continue to test so that we may establish data banks that tell us how our migrations actually occured.
The project name indicates the focus will begin with families originating in Virginia and North Carolina The interest is to expand the focus of this website to be all inclusive for the name Sheffield both Nationwide and Worldwide. The promise to be comprehensive means that all males with the surname Sheffield or one of its derivatives are invited to join and be served.
· If you have had y-DNA testing already and belong to a FTDNA project, you can join this new project at no cost. You may join as many projects as you wish without withdrawing from your existing memberships.
· Others may move their results from other sites to FTDNA for a nominal fee. So, if you are descended from the Northampton/Moore/Duplin Sheffield's or the Edmund of Sudbury Sheffield's or any of the more than one hundred other Sheffield immigrants, this projects welcomes you and will work with you to determine your heritage.
· The goal is to identify and trace all Sheffield lines through the inception of the expanded US Census in 1850.
VERY IMPORTANT DISCOUNTS ON DNA KITS FOR A SHORT PERIOD
Sheffield males, FTDNA has announced a limited time offer of one of their DNA tests.
• Y-DNA37+mtDNA for $119.
(The regular project price is $248 – a reduction of more than 50%!!)
• The promotion will begin on June 9, 2009 and will end on June 24, 2009
• Kits ordered in this sale must be paid for by June 30, 2009
To order a test kit and join the new FTDNA Sheffields_of_VA/NC project, go to: https://www.familytreedna.com/group-join.aspx?Group=Sheffiel...
Again it is very important if you want to take advantage of the discount to remember that it is only in the Month of June, 2009
Thank you for all the years of research on these wonderful Sheffield families. I have enjoyed speaking with all of you over these years.
Please keep in touch as we continue to unravel the mysteries of these families. Also, please help us get this word out. Please forward this email to all of your Sheffield contacts throughout the world.
Through John Sheffield of Duplin, NC d. 1790 and his father William Sheffield of Northampton, NC. d. aft. 1764