We are announcing the launch of our YouTube channel, appropriately called Sheldon Genealogy. The address of our channel, in YouTube speak is: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCFxf-m127o7Fp5o9p7tgdSg
The plan is to use YouTube to deliver more information to help you with your Sheldon Family research. Much of the information will be f interest to researchers searching for other than Sheldon ancestors.
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.”