The Sheldon Family Tree is now running on SheldonGenealogy.org.
It can easily be accessed from the main menu, under the Family Tree heading.
The best place to start is probably the Search Tree. Choose that option, and enter your Sheldon ancestor.
If your Sheldon ancestor is not found, you cannot add the person. The Sheldon Family Tree can only be viewed. However, you can use the contact form on the Contact Page to provide information about your Sheldon ancestor. Your message will be forwarded to our staff that maintains the tree.
As you move around in the Sheldon Family Tree, you will find other buttons and features. You can even see actual tree branches in graphical format. The tree is visible on phones and other mobile devices, including iPads and other tablets. Of course, you can use it on either an Apple or PC computer, too.
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.”