Paul Shepard
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Paul Shepard

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Paul F. Shepard
Born 1950s.
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Son of and [private mother (1930s - unknown)]
Brother of [private brother (1950s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] and [private brother (1960s - unknown)]
Father of , [private daughter (1970s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Paul Shepard was born in Essex, England.
Paul Shepard participated with Sandringham Strollers during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading 37 items to profiles.
Paul was a winner in the England Project GO GREEN Challenge.


Paul Shepard was born at 11:40am in Oldchurch hospital, Romford, Essex to Frederick Shepard and Sylvia Ellis. [1]


He went to South Park Jr. School, Seven Kings, Essex 1957-63 Mayfield Sec. Boys School, Seven Kings, Essex 1963-68 During his apprenticeship (1969-1972) as a GPO (now BT) telephone engineer he was educated at Holloway Tech College, London, England


Paul married Susan Finigan in 1972 in Ilford, Essex.[2]

He married Carol Steindl in 1975 in Clapham, South London. [3]

He proposed to and then married Susan (Ansell) Challis (while on holiday) in 2000 in Orlando, Orange County, Florida, USA. [4]


Telephone engineer 1968-72 London Underground Electronics Engineer 1977-80 Motor mechanic, Hotelier, Despatch Rider. Heating Engineer. 1991-2018,

2018, now retired & addicted to WikiTree!


  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch ( : 1 October 2014), Paul F Shepard, 1952; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Romford, Essex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 October 2014), Paul F Shepard and null, 1972; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1972, quarter 2, vol. 5D, p. 1415, Redbridge, Essex, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  3. "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005," database, FamilySearch ( : 8 October 2014), Paul F Shepard and null, 1975; from "England & Wales Marriages, 1837-2005," database, findmypast ( : 2012); citing 1975, quarter 4, vol. 14, p. 0019, Lambeth, London, England, General Register Office, Southport, England.
  4. "Florida Marriage Index, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database, FamilySearch ( : 28 November 2014), Paul Frederick Shepard and MM9.1.1/VNYT-6DM:, 18 Aug 2000; from "Florida, Marriage Collection, 1822-1875 and 1927-2001," database and images, Ancestry ( : 2006); citing Florida Department of Health, Jacksonville, Florida; and Jordan Dodd, Liahona Research.
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Hello, Paul with the Great Surname!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

    Hi Paul

Thank you for joining the Mighty Oaks for the Connect-A-Thon (CAT). Congratulations on your work during the CAT what an amazing result for the Mighty Oaks we added 12,615. Altogether the teams add a  grand total of  60,128 new profiles to wikitree. We hope you had fun while building the tree. 

See you next year or before for the Source-A-Thon 

Janet & Joan  

Co-Leaders for the Mighty Oaks

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Paul,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work, as team leader for Essex and as a trailblazer, but also for the work you do with other England teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.


Thanks Joan, yes I’m enjoying what I’m doing and love connecting profiles but I may look into a bit more one name studies.
posted by Paul Shepard
Hi there, Paul!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 200!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Paul

I am just checking in with you as a member of the Yorkshire Team. We are entering the last 8 days of the England regional go Green Challenge reducing the suggestions, unsourced and unconnected numbers. On the 13th the Northern Region were in the lead for the challenge with drop of 16,728!

As your regional cheer leader - I am encouraging everyone to go go go

Good luck Janet :)

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Janet I'm doing my best to spread myself around but there's not much left I fear :-)
posted by Paul Shepard
Hi Paul just checking that you you got my email, I’m not sure I have the right address.
posted by Michael Christmas
Thanks Mike I did, & I did reply on Thursday. Not sure what happened for you to miss it ?
posted by Paul Shepard
Hi Paul

Happy New Year 

We appreciate your being part of the England Data Doctor Team and all the work you have done during 2019.

With the New Year starting I am writing to ask if you wish to remain on the England DD Team for 2020. If you could let me know as I am updating the page DD Page]

If you wish too, you can adopt a suggestion or two and a county to work on this year. 


England Data Doctor Team Leader 

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Happy New Year Janet. Yes I’m still DD’ing away. Got tied into an Essex family at the mo (my home county) & quite hooked on sorting things out.
posted by Paul Shepard
Hello Paul,

Just a quick note to introduce myself as your new Team leader for Greater London and Middlesex. I have been a Wikitree member for over two years but have been tracing my tree for over 30 years and many lines are from Middlesex and go back pre-1500. I look forward to working with you all to try and reduce the unsourced and unconnected and find more resources. Please don't hesitate to ask for assistance, I'll always try and help. Thank you for your help so far. Valerie Crowley. Team Leader

Hi Paul,

On behalf of the England Leaders, I wanted to say a huge thank you for all your contributions towards the project in the past six months as a Team Member for Essex, Middlesex, Yorkshire, Buckinghamshire, Sussex, Arborist Prep, Sourcerers, and as a Trailblazer. Wow! We've achieved a great deal during this time and we couldn't have done it without you.

Are you happy to stay in your current teams and the project as a whole? Are there any other teams you'd like to join? What are we doing well, and what would you like to see us doing differently moving forwards?

Please respond to this message via e-mail. I look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks,

Susie, England Project Leader :-)

Thank you, Paul, for every one of your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Paul, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Hi Paul, 

Wondered if you would like to join the Sandringham Strollers for the Source-A-Thon on the 4-7 October.

If you would sign up here Here 

Look forward to working with you again.

Janet & Gillian

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Paul is a thoughtful and careful trailblazer, with a willingness to put up with my historical and social history bias on my profiles and the dispenser of wisdom and Gold Stars when needed. Thank You Paul
Hi Paul!

In July 2019, you made 1000+ (actually, over 1300!) contributions to our Shared Tree! I commend for your time and effort. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi Paul

Just a note to say registration opens on Monday for a new challenge Connect-A-Thon. The G2G registration question will be asked on Monday so keep your eyes open for it.

If you are interested in working with the Sandringham Strollers again Gillian and I would be delighted to have you in the team.

Just drop me a line to say you plan on joining us or if you cannot make it

For information on the new challenge

All the best


posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Hi Paul!

Congratulations on making more than 1,000 contributions to WikiTree for the Month of May. We all appreciate your efforts to make our Shared Tree the best it can be. Keep up the great work and THANK YOU!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
We could be related. Do you have any family from Marcola, Oregon or Rainer, Oregon? I have a source that I am going to contact when I get the time who is writing about the history of Marcola and knows information about Fred shepard, who was my great-great grandfather. I can't find anything on my great-grandmother's side, not even her mother. The living family members related to her say her life seemed like it was a big secret and nobody talked about it. Her name was Blanche Roselia Shepard. P.S. I hope this was the appropriate way to respond to your comment. I'm new to WikiTree.
posted by Kari (Doughton) Olson

Paul is 32 degrees from Cecil B. DeMille, 26 degrees from Rosalie Neve and 29 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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