Shim Website

[under construction]

"Connecting the dots ..."

Welcome to the Shim Family website. This site will attempt to This is an attempt to document the clusters of Shim family members around the world.
This project was inspired by my intention to search for my ancestors in a village in China, which has not been visited, since my ancestor left it a few generations ago.

SHIM is the Hakka way of pronouncing the SHEN surname in Mandarin. The following documentation is about Chinese Hakka SHIMs. Not about the Korean or Japanese SHIMs that happen to have a similar romanised syntax of the surname.
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Genealogy research is usually done by 3 methods. Personal family history, official records, and genetics (DNA).
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There are a number of Shim Family clusters around the world. The paper trail of how these various clusters are connected has not yet been completely established.
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Danzhutou () village cluster
Main Patriach: ...
Origin: ...
Key contacts: Village administration telephone number: +86 755-2875 4269
Ancestors: ...
Descendents: ...
Relevant Links:
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Genetics (DNA):
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Other notes:
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What is Danzhutou?
?Danzhutou is the name of a village in China.
Where is Danzhutou?
?(Danzhutou, hakka: Tan Tsuk Theu) village is in
?(Buji) town is in
?(Longgang) district is in
?(Shenzhen) municipality is in
?(Guangdong) province is in
?(Zhongguo) China
What are the features of this village?
?Most, if not all, of the people in this village in China are from the Hakka dialect group, and have the surname (Shen, dialect: Shim).
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SHAM Wai Ching Charlie cluster
Main Patriach: SHAM Wai Ching Charlie (born: 28th of April 1887, Calendrica conversion: 76 cycle, ding-hai ). Origin: Danzhutou Village, Shenzhen, China
This is a picture of SHAM Wai Ching. Taken in 1914, when he was 27 years of age:

Key Contacts: Ivan SHIM (Singapore) & SHIM Phyau Soon (Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, East Malaysia)
Ancestors: The paper trail stops at Charlie SHAM, born in 1887 in Danzhutou Village, China?/div>
Descendents: The paper trail from Charlie SHAM downwards is well established.
Relevant links: ...
Genetics (DNA):
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Additional results for Family Tree DNA (FTDNA) kit number N50900 :
Relative Genetics tested DYS448=19.1
FTDNA tested DYS448=19.2 -> checked with database -> assigned 20
FTDNA tested DYS425=11+12 -> checked with database -> assigned 12
FTDNA tested SNP M175+ -> O haplogroup
Ethnoancestry tested SNP M122C -> O3 haplogroup
Ethnoancestry tested SNP M164C -> O3a2 haplogroup
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Other notes:
Apparently, SHAM Wai Ching Charlie was the only son of a Christian Missionary. Possibly Basil Church. Our variant of Hakka is called "Sin On".
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Search for the German Lutheran Basel Mission School in Canton:
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Errol SHIM cluster
Main Patriach: Errol SHIM
Origin: Danzhutou Village, Shenzhen, China
Key Contacts: Errol SHIM (Ohio, USA), Paulette SHIM, Rebecca SHIM
Ancestors: The paper trail from Errol SHIM upwards to the 1st SHIM of Danzhutou Village is well established.
Descendents: The paper trail from Errol SHIM downwards is well established.
Relevant links:
www.shiminc.com - Shim Enterprise, Inc.
www.shimclan.org - Shim Clan
Genetics (DNA): ...
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Reverend SHIM Yin Chin cluster
Main Patriach: Reverend SHIM Yin Chin
Origin: Danzhutou Village, Shenzhen, China
Key Contacts: Professor Walton SHIM (Hawaii, USA)
Descendents: Paper trail from Reverend SHIM downwards is well established.
Ancestors: The paper trail from Reverend SHIM upwards is ?
Descendents: ...
Relevant links:
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Canadian cluster
Main Patriach: (Canadian cluster via Jamaica)
Origin: Danzhutou Village, Shenzhen, China
Key Contacts: Ivan Herman SHIM (Miami, Florida, USA), Norma SHIM, Brenda SHIM
Ancestors: They trace their heritage back to Danzhutou Village.
Descendents: ...
Relevant links: ...
Genetics (DNA): ...
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SHIM Mook cluster
Main Patriach: SHIM Mook
Origin: Chung Kong Village of Kong Tau, China
Key Contacts: Nancy SHIM-AU (Hawaii, USA) & Timon SHUM (Hong Kong)
Ancestors: The paper trail from SHIM Mook upwards, is well established.
Descendents: The paper trail from SHIM Mook downwards is fairly well established.
Relevant links:
Genetics (DNA): ...
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Relevant links:
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Links of interest:
Shenzhen map with zoom - Danzhutou is located near (BuShaLu)
Flash Earth image of Danzhutou - Gosh... it's so heavily industrialised!
Some useful resource about Chinese Culture and Chinese Name
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Links on DNA testing of the Y-chromosome:


Contact me:

(Shen Biaoming)
Mobile (voice & SMS): +65 9386-6990
Email: zeusmmailbox-danzhutou@yahoo.com
Address:
  168 Bedok South Avenue 3 #01-473
  Singapore 460168
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