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      The Sheldon Genealogy website has been enhanced.  You can now post to our blog, leave comments, post to the Forum, and contribute to the Sheldon Wiki.

      Most important, you must be logged in to the site to submit posts or edits. As our website is open to the public and free to use, we do not allow changes to be made unless you are a registered and approved user. An account on the Sheldon Genealogy website is free.

      What You Cannot Do includes the following: creating or editing pages; making changes to the Sheldon Family tree; adding information to our maps.

      You can always make suggestions about the website. The best way to do this is to use the contact form on the Contact page. We also have some places where you can submit information, such as the additional information option in our Sheldon Family Tree menu.

      Stay out of Edit Live!

      It is recommended that you do not venture into Edit Live – this is a feature embedded into our WordPress theme and cannot be removed from the top menu bar. If you do not heed this recommendation, go to the Sheldon Genealogy option, click and then return to the site. There are no features in Edit Live that you can change – you are only like to get lost in the backend of the website.

      How to Create a Blog Post

      On the very top of your screen, you will see a black bar.  There is an option on this menu bar known as +New – click there to expand it, and you will see you can add a Post.  (Notice that you will not have an option to add a Page as we do not allow pages to be added to our website.)

      Type a title and the body of your blog post.  You can add images if you have any.  When finished, save your post.

      Your post will be placed in the queue for review and approval.s soon as an administrator approves your post, it will be live on the Sheldon Genealogy website.

      If you have questions, please ask – either here on the forum or in a message to the webmaster.

      We look forward to reading your contributions to the Sheldon Genealogy website!


    • Webmaster
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      We’ve added a new feature to our website. It is called a Heat Map, and these are the instructions on how to use it and why you want to see it.

      The Basics

      You do not need to be logged into the website to use or view the heat maps.

      You cannot edit or change a heat map.

      If your family is not in our Sheldon Family Tree, you will not find your family on a heat map.

      Have fun!  You will soon master it.  If you have questions, post them here in the Forum (you must be logged in to post to the Forum.)



      1. Go to the menu at the top of any page, and select Family Tree. 
      2. Select Search People in Tree.
      3. Type Sheldon in the search box under Last Name, then select the Search button beside the Reset button.
      4. When the search results appear, click on the Heat Map button.  The screen will rebuild, and you will see a heat map.
      5. Zoom in with the controls on the map. 
      6. Click on a number in a color cloud.  The map will zoom, and you may see more number clouds or location markers.
      7. Move your mouse over a marker and hover – information will display,  You can select a person in the popup to go to their record.


      You may find other Sheldons living close to your ancestors. Use their information to help you locate research leads or potential relatives.

      You can also use the Heat Map feature in places.

      The heat map works for worldwide locations.

      Use the form on our website to provide information about Sheldons that should be added to our tree.


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