The Shirley Association
has been a member of the Guild of One-Name Studies since
The Shirley Association has launched one of its
most important genealogical projects to date. DNA testing has
been proven to be an invaluable genealogical tool and the Shirley
Association has jumped into the latest technology with both feet.
We are hoping to use this technology to connect the many unconnected
Shirley branches from all over the world. Testing is open to
all males with the Shirley surname.
DNA Tip Jar
Can you help the Shirley
Association pay for certain critical DNA tests? FamilyTreeDNA
provides a method for Shirleys to contribute small amounts of
money toward the DNA research project. You might make a donation
in memory of a loved one. Contributors are able to make donations
online to the Shirley surname project at the FamilyTreeDNA website
by credit card, PayPal, or by mail.
Contribute to the Shirley
DNA Project here
DNA Test Results
Shirley family DNA test samples have been analyzed
by the lab and results have been categorized by Haplogroup. This
analysis allows researchers to place test participants into specific
ancient cultures which civilized the European continent thousands
of years ago. Shirley family branches which belong to one particular
haplogroup are not related to branches in other groups.
Shirleys in Haplogroup: I, I2b
Shirleys in Haplogroup: R1a,
Shirleys in Haplogroup: E1b1b1New haplo distinction
How to Participate in the Shirley DNA
Project and Order Test Kits
Discover how you can participate in the Shirley Family DNA project.
Find out how easy it is to participate and also about the cost.
Understanding 12 and 25 Marker Test
This page addresses how to understand the DNA markers and whether
certain markers are slow to mutate or fast. This page also addresses
the question of how to determine if your results match others.