Founded in 1939 by a group of Sheldon descendants, The Sheldon Family Association has a long history of providing support, information and camaraderie to those interested in the genealogy of the  Sheldon surname and in preserving their family history.  Join us as we come together to celebrate our heritage and preserve the memories of those who came before us.

A Message from the President

Spring is in the air, and I hope all you Sheldons fared well during the winter.

I’m excited to announce we have finalized our plans for the Annual Meeting/Reunion, and this year, we will hold it in Providence, Rhode Island, from August 8-10. This area is rich in Sheldon history, and descendants of John 8, John 13, and Richard 22 can all trace their lines to this area. This is our 85th Anniversary, so we hope for a good turnout!

We have picked an airport hotel as our meeting place as it’s convenient for anyone traveling by plane and eliminates the cost of a rental car. We have also reduced the event expenses for our members by reducing the number of days from four to three. Of course, there’s a lot to see in the area, so you can extend the trip if you wish to see more.

To provide a historical overview of the area, we will have a bus tour of the Providence area on Friday, August 9th. As part of the tour, we are even planning to spend some time cleaning gravestones at a cemetery in Pawtucket that has 30 Sheldon gravesites. Depending on when you arrive and depart, there will be opportunities to check out local historical sites, including libraries and museums on your own.

For a complete agenda and to register for the event, visit https://sheldonfamily.org/events/sfa-family-reunion-and-annual-meeting/. If you’ve never been to a reunion, this is the one to attend. It’s an excellent opportunity to meet other Sheldons and discuss our mutual interests.

I want to give a big thanks to Libby Wilson for all her work putting this reunion together. She went above and beyond in arranging the agenda for us.

As I mentioned, the SFA is celebrating 85 years in 2024, and I hope we can continue for at least another 85 years. To do this, we need active members who participate not only on social media but also in the various committees within the organization. Right now, we have a few people doing the work as board members and committee chairs, and I’d like to see some fresh faces getting involved. For example, I am the current webmaster, but I’m more than willing to let someone else take over the position if they’re interested, or at least join the Website Committee and learn the system. I’m happy to train if you’re willing to learn! We could also use help on other committees such as SFAQ (our quarterly newsletter), Membership, Reunion, Social Media, Publications, and Historian/Archives, and I’d like to add a marketing role as well. Let me know if you are interested by emailing me at president@sheldonfamily.org.

I look forward to seeing you at our upcoming reunion!

2023 Annual Meeting/Reunion
2022 Annual Meeting/Reunion
2021 Annual Meeting/Reunion

News

Spring 2024 SFAQ Available

Be sure to check out our Spring 2024 SFAQ where you’ll find some excellent articles as well as information about our upcoming reunion.  Click Here

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Fall SFAQ Newsletter

Click below to get the latest SFA news in our Fall SFAQ (Sheldon Family Association Quarterly) newsletter.  Click here.  

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New Book Posted

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Summer SFAQ

Open to view the Summer SFAQ 2023. Inside are details about the Annual Meeting and Reunion in Ft. Wayne, IN. August 2-5, 2023. https://sheldonfamily.org/sfa-quarterly-newletter/

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Photos from our 2023 Annual Meeting/Reunion in Fort Wayne, IN