I heard from Wayne yesterday. FamilyTree DNA has received his kit and we are to expect results sometime in the middle of January. I was hoping that we would have results around the holidays, but I guess that is what is causing the later results date, the holidays. So until then we sit back and wait.
Meanwhile I plan on doing some filing and cleaning up in my office in time for the new year and to get my new “Things to do Genealogy-Wise” list for 2011 ready. I believe it is time to start scanning the Shepard and Shaw documents – at this rate I will be in need of another scanner soon. The poor things keep getting put through their paces.
Have a great Thanksgiving folks. We plan to.
My first SHEPARD letter has not elicited a response, so I have given up on him. But the gentleman I found in Texas, Wayne SHEPARD, was kind enough to respond to me via email and we have had some very pleasant ‘conversations’. The crux of which means he has agreed to help me out by donating his DNA to the SHEPARD project. YAYYY! As he is quite content with his documented data regarding his line he didn’t feel a need to resort to DNA, but I convinced him that by doing so he will be helping out others like us who don’t have the luxury of those same types of documents.
So in a nutshell, when all the testing is done we will know whether or not Bill/Grandpa and Dr. John are descendants of William of Massachusetts.
If they are not, then the next connection to pursue is Phineas SHEPARD and Nancy WELLISON. Phineas is said to be from New Jersey and is also said to have had a son named Elza, a very interesting coincidence.
I will cross that bridge when I get to it.