DNA - GENEALOGY PROJECT
The goal of this project is to explore the rich cultural heritage of the Shetland Islands by discovering the paternal Y Chromosome DNA
signatures associated with each of the Scottish, Norse Viking, and other surnames that have been associated with the region since the
Descendants of  Laurence MATHEWSON and
Ursula HENDERSON, married 1718, Mid Yell.
From Notebook of Andrew D. Mathewson
circa 1830.  Earlier generations recorded in the
Laurence Williamson Papers circa 1900.
Locus  DYS#   Alleles
1         393        13
2         390        25
3         19*        15
4         391        11
5         385a      11
6         385b      14
7         426        12
8         388        12
9         439        10
10       389-1     14
11       392        11
12       389-2     33
Goals and Objectives
An Example
       GENEALOGY
DNA
Y - CHROMOSOME
DATA
12 of 37 Y-DNA Markers for two
WILLIAMSONs, one known and one
suspected descendant of Laurence
MATHEWSON.  DNA match supports
findings from other data sources.
Conclusions:  The ancestors of Lawrence Mathewson of Aywick and Utrabister, Mid Yell, son of Matthew Thomason and grandson
of
Thomas Mathewson (of Copister, South Yell, d. 1687), were likely Norse Vikings (suggested by R1a grouping) who settled in
Shetland circa 800 AD.  Due to patronymics, the surnames of his surviving descendants in the male line today are either is with
the matches
Altai people of Central Asia. The only exact matches in about 100,000 samples are found in Altai people of Central
Asia.
The only exact matches in about 100,000 samples are found in Nepal, and is with the Western Norway, as well as Shetland
including the large family with the surname
Blance from Delting, whose relationship has not yet been ascertained via
genealogical record sources.
Y-DNA PROJECT
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