I just ordered a DNA Testing kit. I was surprised to learn that I will apparently be the first person with the Shirey surname tested. Fortunately, there are many Shire's, Shier's, etc.
I would encourage everyone with the Shirey, Shire, Shier surname to consider adding their DNA to the database. The more we have there, the more likely and the quicker we will know definitely who and from where our ancestors were.
The Family Tree DNA testing site is:http://www.familytreedna.comhttp://www.familytreedna.com The cost for the do-it-yourself, in-home, mail-in sampling kit is $159.
Wayne Shirey (Seeking a link between Newman Shirey (b 1814 SC) and his parents.)