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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>

Slide show 2015 Reunion

2015 Annual Sheldon Family Association Reunion

July 31st through August 2nd, Sacramento, CA

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Sheldon Family Association Reunion 2014
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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. 




Click here for a Planning session 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 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, the first 2 generations.

Elections - New Board Member 2014 Sue Sheldon, Shelton WA
was elected to the SFA Board of Directors. Sue worked for eight years as a Senior Systems Analyst and Database Application Developer for Boeing Computer Services in Seattle, Washington. Sue has been a member of SFA since 2001.

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


Thanks for visiting our site - hope we see you at our next Reunion in 2015! The reunion will be held in Sacramento, CA