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.
NEW SHELDON SURVEY
Welcome to the survey for the session "Strategic Planning: A Look at the Present with an Eye to the Future" being conducted on August 1st for the Sheldon Family Association as part of its annual reunion in Oberlin, Ohio. It is important that we receive as many responses as possible.
We appreciate your willingness to submit your responses to the survey that will inform decisions at the Strategic Meeting in August. The survey is built on a survey tool called Survey Monkey. We have found in a preliminary test that some early responders had difficulty getting the survey to finish. We have some suggestions that will, hopefully, minimize some browser glitches with the Survey Monkey.
- If you are using a PC, we recommend using Google Chrome or Mozilla Foxfire as your browser. If you don't already have them installed, they are free, take up little space on your computer hard drive, and are easily installed.
- If you are using a MAC, we recommend using Safari or Google Chrome as your browser.
- Sometimes your browser settings that are intended to safeguard your computing environment can hamper a survey tool working properly. Please consider permitting pop-ups for the time you need to finish the survey.
- If none of these options work for your computing environment, please contact Barbara Gomez at email@example.com to request a hard copy be mailed to you. You can complete the survey in a paper format and return the completed survey by mail to:
Bob Fagan and Associates
5487 Wilkins Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15217-1024
Click on this link to complete the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6QFW9QH
2013 Annual Sheldon Family Association Reunion
Sheldon Family Association Reunion Committee announces that the next Reunion will be in Oberlin OH during the first weekend of August 2013. The Board will meet on Thursday followed by a no host dinner. Any SFA guests who arrive by Thursday are welcome to attend the Board meeting and dinner. Watch for a schedule of events. MORE>
Sheldon DNA Project
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 15 October 2012)Elections - New Board Member
. Priscilla Neill from Cincinnati, Ohio was elected to fill a vacancy on the SFA Board of Directors. Priscilla has been a member of SFA since 2009 . . . MORE>
Sheldons Honored by City of
Northampton Mayor David Narkewicz declared Tuesday, August 7, 2012 as Sheldon Family Recognition Day. . .MORE>
Longtime SFA member, Ruth Sheldon Fisher of Southampton, MA was honored at the Northampton SFA meeting for achieving the 100 year mark. . .MORE>
Marie Sheldon Hine
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>
Attendance at 2012 Annual Meeting
Names of members and guests attending the 2012 SFA Annual Meeting in Northampton, MA . . .MORE>