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Welcome to the Sheldon Family Association website

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Welcome

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;
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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>

Breaking News

"Breaking news, the codes in the Sheldon Family Association have been tackled and brought to manageable progress!! A version is ready for the committee to address the points for correction. New information will bring new insights. Marvelous Marvin and Super Sue with Fabulous Frank have covered much yardage."

This is exciting because it opens possibilities of someday making parts of the data searchable by members after transition, editing  and other planned projects are completed. 

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STRATEGY PLANNING FOR SHELDON FAMILY ASSOCIATION

Click here for a Planning sesion update 8/29/2013
Jeanne A Jeffries President
August 2013

Slide show 2013 Oberlin Reunion


SLIDE SHOW - PAST REUNIONS (Added 6/12/2013)

 

Sheldon Family Association Reunion 2013

From all accounts, this was a successful Annual meeting and Reunion.
Deb and Brian deserve the credit for putting together interesting talks and trips.  Alberta was able to organize the Family Line Tables in a way to give people a chance to greet cousins.  Thank you to all for your efforts.

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>

Recent Events...(updated 31 May 2013)

Jeanne and  Peter
 Jeanne and Peter Jeffries represented the Sheldon Family Association at the New England Regional Genealogical Conference held April 16, 2013

The display is of the descendants of John Sheldon (8) of Providence in the for the first 2 generations.


Elections - New Board Member
Robert Halstead, Tipp City Ohio was elected to the SFA Board of Directors. Robert has been a member of SFA since 2011. MORE>

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 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. . . MORE>


 

Thanks for visiting our site - hope we see you at our next Reunion in 2014! The runion will be held in Ft. Wayne, Indiana

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