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Surname variations:  Scheets, Scheetz, Scheitz, Schitz, Schuetz, Schütz, Schütze Sheats, Sheatz, Sheet, Sheets, Sheetz, Shitz, Shutts, Shutz


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Discussion Forums


   Sheets Family Forum

   Family Tree DNA Forums

   World Families Network Forum


Sheets Family Website Links


   Scheetz Family Tree Web Pages

   Early Pennsylvania lines


   Jacob Shutz (1730-40 - 1809)

   of Augusta Co., VA.  Sheets Family
   Pennsylvania, Virginia, Iowa


      Jacob Shutz (1730-40 - 1809)

      of Augusta Co., VA

   Matthias Schutz/Scheetz (1698-

   1766) of Philadelphia, PA and

   Shenandoah Co., VA


   Phillip Schütz (~1670 -  ) of

   Rhineland, Germany Shutts Family

   of New York


   Sheets surname spelling variations


Other Links


   Family Tree DNA (Home Page)

   Log on to your personal page (kit#,



   ISOGG International Society of

   Genetic Genealogy


   Ysearch FTDNA public

   y-chromosone database


   Ybase Public database for DNA






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Surname DNA testing is the newest tool available to genealogists. These tests help genealogists verify their paternal ancestry (father's father) in a quick and easy way.  It saves time, prevents mistakes, and provides invaluable data that can be obtained in no other way.




To Help researchers on common or related families work together to find their common heritage (see the Patriarch Page).


To identify the DNA of the ancestor families and compile them and their lost branches into distinct genetic lineages through DNA matches.


Getting Started – About DNA / Genetic Genealogy


Genetic Genealogy Tutorials – Learn what there is to know before and after testing, plus other helpful information. 


The Sheets DNA Project is hosted by  Visit their website to learn more about joining a surname project, interpreting your results, frequently asked questions, and much more.


The Next Step – Joining the Sheets DNA Project


The Sheets DNA Project website has six pages.  Feel free to explore them, by clicking on the boxes at the top of  this page.   For pricing information, click on the Testing Details page.   We offer discounted prices from time to time, so if you are having trouble justifying or affording the cost, please email me (Paul Sheats) at the address  listed at the bottom of this page.  Discounts, when they are offered, are on the 37 marker test only.  I recommend the 37 market test, but you can always upgrade to more markers at a later date if you wish. 


The process is simple.  Everything is done by mail, and no needles are involved.  After joining, you will be

mailed a DNA collection kit within a few days.  The kit contains three cheek swab samples.  Follow the

directions carefully, and mail your kit back along with the signed consent form.  Your results will come back in

about 6 to 8 weeks and be posted to the results page. 


When you are ready to join the project, click here to order a DNA test.  Fill out the information on the page.

For the type of test, select YDNA-25 or YDNA-37.  Press the “continue” button at the bottom of the page, and

follow the instructions from there.


We ask that all members submit a pedigree to be posted on the “Patriarch” page at the project.  In addition, we will post the researcher’s name and email address on the Patriarch page, so that in case of a match, others in the project can contact you.  The researcher can be a different person than the person tested.


Sheets Lineages Project


This project is to identify and collect GEDCOM and other information on all of the Sheets lines (any spelling

variation) in North America.  In phase 1, we are focusing on pre-1850 information.  Information we have

gathered so far is in the form of family trees in the Rootsweb World Connect database. See the Patriarchs page

to view these trees by lineage.  If you have any corrections or additions with source information, please email

me (Paul) at the address listed at the bottom of this page.


Also, a summary of the lines we’ve identified so far can be found on the Sheets Lineages page at this site.

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