Welcome, Sarah! Glad to have you aboard. I’ve been here a little over a month and have found a wonderful community willing to help out with any question. Jump right in. Once you start making connections to other trees, you’ll be amazed at how your (our) tree will grow. Be sure to read the help links as they will save you headaches as you start entering your data.
Btw: there were Shipleys in what is now Gaston County, NC. I’m kin to them in a round about way. If they’re yours, I’ll try to assist in any way I can.