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--Welcome to the Sheldon Family Association website
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Who we are...

The Sheldon Family Association was founded in 1939 by a group of Sheldon descendants, with the purpose of furthering interest in their heritage and preserving their family history.

The genealogical data with which the SFA began was originally collected by Reverend Henry O. Sheldon, a circuit preacher, as he rode from village to village in the 1800s. Rev. Sheldon documented five apparently unrelated Sheldon families dating back to Colonial times; MORE>

But the SFA has become much more than a surname-based genealogy society. Over the years, as descendants of these Sheldon families have met annually in various locations MORE>

In truth, we have become more of an extended family, sharing the bond of a common heritage and a common purpose.

Take a few minutes to learn more about the Sheldon Family Association, and its long history, activities and resources. And if you have a Sheldon ancestor, please request a free search MORE>


Dear Group Administrators,
As you may know, National DNA Day is April 25th, and commemorates the day in 1953 when a paper detailing the structure of DNA was published in Nature magazine. It also recognizes the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003.  
At  Family Tree DNA, we celebrate those accomplishments by having a sale on DNA tests for genealogy! 
Later today, at some point before our offices close (that’s 5:00 pm Central, Thursday, April 21), we’re launching the much-anticipated DNA Day Sale. which will extend through Tuesday, April 26, 2016 (11:59 PM Central).
We’ll begin emailing the customer base later today, but we wanted you to know about it before we do.

The prices are below, and are valid on new tests and add-ons only. Discounts do not combine with existing group discounts. Upgrades will be discounted in June.



Retail Pricing

   Sale Price

Family Finder



mtFull Seq















SNP Packs






mtDNA plus


Not on Sale

As always, thank you for your hard work! We appreciate you.


The Family Tree DNA Team


Reunion History


Sheldon Family Association Reunion 2015

Sheldon Family Association Reunion 2014

Sheldon Family Association Reunion 2013

** Articles about the association **

Sheldon DNA Project

Explanation of the DNA project for non scientists

We are cooperating with the Family Tree DNA ( FTDNA) testing site to study the DNA of Sheldon descendants in order to attempt to discover common ancestors. . MORE>


Elections - 2015 The following were elected:

Vice President – Frank S. Sheldon
Corp Secretary & Treasurer – Barbara Gomez
Recording Secretary – Linda Williams
Director at Large – Ruth Watson
Director at Large – Jack Sheldon
Director at Large – Judy Sheldon

Marie Sheldon Hine Memorial
The sister of Marie Sheldon Hine, Clara Sheldon Gutermuth, has made a generous contribution to SFA towards the publication of the Isaac lineage book . . . MORE>

Sheldon Family Association now has a BLOG. Check it out

Sheldon Family Association is now on Facebook
Sue Sheldon of Shelton, WA has set up a facebook page for the Sheldon Family Association. Check it out and join the fun

Thanks for visiting our site - hope we see you at our next Reunion in 2016! The runion will be held in Utica, NY