Neale Sheldon Added as Group Project Administrator to Sheldon DNA Project
A long-time supporter of Sheldon Genealogy, and Administrator of the Sheldon (family Surname) Facebook Group, Neale Sheldon has become a Project Administrator on the Sheldon Family DNA Project, under the auspices of FamilyTreeDNA. Neale’s expertise in researching British Sheldons is second to none and we are delighted to have him as a new Sheldon DNA Project Administrator
Neale is no stranger to those that participate in Sheldon Genealogy. Based in the UK, his authentic English accent identifies him quickly in the free Sheldon Genealogy Zoom sessions. There is no doubt about his English location. Neale’s knowledge, research, and experience will help fit pieces of the Sheldon ancestry puzzle together. He is actively working with descendants of the Sheldons of “Peaky Blinders” fame to stitch together the tree of the Sheldons on which the series Shelby family is loosely based. He is also been exceedingly helpful in recruiting DNA testers in the UK.
Congratulations to Neale for becoming part of the Sheldon Family DNA Project, and thanks for volunteering, too.
Sheldon Genealogy is always looking for others that want to get involved with Sheldon research. A volunteer form is available on the Sheldon Genealogy 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. From his private journal: 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."
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