Goodbye, old website. Welcome to the new website at SheldonGenealogy.org.
Announced and released officially today, the update has added many new features. We have been working on this for a little while, but last month we switched into high gear to deliver what we called Version 2.0.
Our Sheldon Family Tree database has been fully integrated into our regular website, which means a user can access the tree from anywhere within the site. With over 1500 documented entries, the Sheldon Family Tree offers sourced information of Sheldon ancestors.
Future blog entries will include more information about the other features of the new website.
We are building a worldwide Sheldon database from scratch. Everything in the database will be documented and sourced. If your ancestors aren’t here, and you would like them to be included, please let us know!
Rev. Henry O. Sheldon
The Rev. Henry O. Sheldon is often considered the grandfather of Sheldon genealogy. While traveling as a preacher he met other Sheldons and wondered how they were all related. Eventually, he began collecting genealogies & piecing the various Sheldon branches together, first published in 1855 as the Sheldon Magazine. First Entry Monday, 4th of May, 1818, age 19, the start of his travels:
“Snowed some last night – roads wet and splashy – At half-past eleven A.M. started on a western tour – took an affectionate leave of my parents and brother and sister after receiving their advice & prayer for my preservation, — rode 25 miles – The day was wet & cold & stormy – Winds N.W.”