My name is Ray Shively. This website was created in order to exchange genealogical data with other interested family-researchers. The most common surnames contained here are listed in the “GEDCOM Statistics” below. This site’s pages are generated from a MySQL database by PhpGedView as you request them. There may be a slight delay as the data loads, however the information is always up-to-date with my research.
I have been interested in our family history for many years and have been collecting information. However, I have only been organizing it since early 2005. Fortunately, I have found several other family members interested in genealogy that have done extensive research on particular lines of the family. I take no credit for their work with the Letterst, Masters, Mitchell, Schwarz, Utz, Sheriff, Shivley & much of the Shively families.
Almost all of my information contained here is from secondary sources. I am continuing to gather information and primary sources - any help you can offer would be deeply appreciated. Use the contact link at the bottom of any page.
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Although I have been careful, I am sure there are mistakes contained in this material, in both typos and relationships. I would be deeply appreciative of individuals who email me with any further information and/or corrections.
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Alice Shivley Freed has edited a book: The Family of Jacob Schaublin and Maria Martin, Waldenburg , Switzerland, 1650 and Their Shively, Shiveley, Shivley Descendants, A History Compiled by Our Families and Friends, Editor A. Shivley Freed, Summer 2005. Available at Family History Archives. An "Index" to this book is available at:
Another Exciting DNA Match!
9 June 2012 - 10:22:17pm
Daniel SHIVELY is an exact 12 marker DNA match with me Raymond SHIVELY. He can prove his ancestor is Peter Shively born 1810 and Sarah who died 12-Aug-1881 in Ionia County, Michigan. They were married 10-Apr-1828 in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. It is not proven but believe this Peter Shively was the son of Daniel Shively from Jefferson County, Ohio.
Extensive New SHIVELEY Genealogy Material!
23 March 2012 - 8:38:29pm
Paula Conlee Keet SHIVELEY has spent the better part of the last year organizing the 30 years of SHIVELEY genealogy research compiled by Carolyn Shiveley HAWS. All of this extensive genealogy information on the descendents of Jacob SHIVELEY is now available on this web site.
Another DNA close-match found.
23 March 2012 - 8:36:18pm
Scott SHIVELY received his 12 DNA markers back on 3 Jan 2007. It is very interesting that he is one mutation different than Raymond SHIVELY's result (at DYS#393). Remember that James Mack SHIVLEY, Sr. is one mutation different than Raymond's line at the DYS#385a marker. From what we understand one mutation difference means there's a significant chance of a common relative somewhere back in the line. John SHIVLEY, Sr. (born 21 Nov 1753) is the common relative between Raymond and James.
Now comes the difficult and interesting part. What is the connection between Scot's line and Raymond & James' line? Scott's line includes Martin SCHËIBLE born 1770-1774 and died before 1810 who married Elizabeth HOFFER on 17-April-1798 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Martin and Elizabeth had four known children: 1) Benjamin SHIVELY born Sept 1799. 2) (?) SHIVELY born about 1800. 3) Martin SHIVELY (born around 1801). and 4) Daniel SHIVELY (born in 1810). The 3 brothers all moved to Richland County Ohio (1830-1840) and by 1850 Scott's Martin SHIVELY was in Delaware County, Indiana. Benjamin and Daniel were living in Starke County, Ohio. If anyone can help unravel this quandary please contact me.
DNA links Adams County, Ohio Shiveley's to Kentucky Shiveley's
23 March 2012 - 8:24:53pm
Ray Shively's DNA testing has verified what has long been suspected. Daniel Shiveley of Adams County, Ohio born about 1782 in Pennsylvania is almost certainly a son of John Shiveley, Sr. who died in 1839 in Pendleton County, Kentucky. The line has been tracked back to Jacob Schäublin born about 1650 in Waldenburg, Switzerland. This information is included here in this database. Daniel Schaublin, John’s grandfather, and his family and brother immigrated to Philadelphia on September 28, 1749 on the ship Ann. Alice Shivley Freed has done much of the research on the Kentucky family line. She has recently published a book The Family of Jacob Schäublin and Maria Martin, Waldenburg, Switzerland, 1650 and their Shively, Shiveley, Shivley Descendents.
Extended Shively Family Genealogy
This GEDCOM was created using Personal Ancestral File 126.96.36.199 on 13 April 2013
Most Common Surnames
BROWN, BURRIS, CORWIN, CROFT, DAUGHERTY, EVANS, GROOMS, HAZELBAKER, INGRAM, LETTERST, MACKAY, MASTERS, MILLER, MITCHELL, MOORE, PARKEY, PARTIN, RACE, RECKER, SCHÄUBLIN, SHERIFF, SHIVELEY, SHIVELY, SHIVLEY, SMITH, STUMP, TAUBMAN, TAYLOR, TOMLIN, WILLIAMS
19 June 2013 - 11:19:51pm